Welcome to DC Diary

Our Mission

DC Diary is an award-winning podcast and was named one of the best local podcasts of Washington, DC by DCist and 730DC. We tell the personal stories from political Washington, and we facilitate relationships that go beyond a business card. We bring together a community of DC professionals, and provide a platform to share your stories, experiences, and personal narrative in an authentic way. Through our flagship publication, DC Diary Podcast, we share these experiences with others.

About Founder and Host Stephanie Logan

DC Diary is hosted and produced by Stephanie Logan. Using her knack for asking too many questions, Stephanie helps to tell the stories of others. You can find her at happy hour drinking elaborate cocktails or whatever Washington wine is on the menu. 

About Producer Melody Rowell

Melody Rowell is a writer and audio producer living in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. For two and a half years, she worked in photography at National Geographic as a coordinator for the magazine and an assistant editor for the news team. Now, she produces First Mondays, a weekly podcast in which two law professors provide insight to goings-on at the Supreme Court with wit and precision. As a freelancer, she has also worked with NPR's 1A and Man Repeller's The Call.

Melody holds a master's degree in Nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from the Oxbridge Honors Program at William Jewell College with a bachelor's degree in English Literature & Theory. She also has a certificate from an 8-week beekeeping class, but that's another story.

About Producer Adam Hainsfurther

Adam is a multimedia journalist and recovering sports writer hailing from suburban Chicago. A graduate of Miami University (that's the one in Ohio), Adam spends his days producing radio and podcasts by day and either cursing or celebrating his status as a Chicago sports fan depending on the season. His happy hour drink of choice is a whiskey sour or a good wheat beer.

About Production Assistant Simona Ruzer

Simona is a DC newbie, and a California native. She is finishing up her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is here in D.C. for an academic internship program. When Simona isn't listening to podcasts, laughing at memes or referencing the Office, she is working as a legislative intern for the UC. She loves analyzing personalities based on birth order and can often be heard talking to her mom on the phone in "Rusglish" (Combination of Russian and English).