About Us

About Us

Founded in September 2014, Kings County Politics covers the elected officials and government that serve the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. This includes the office of borough president and district attorney as well as four congressional districts, 21 assembly districts, six state senate districts and 16 city council districts. We cover government as it pertains to Brooklyn – be it education, development, business, social services or the arts. Content is curated, aggregated and original. Posts go up daily as written, Monday thru Friday and distributed through social media, a growing subscription base and an interactive website. In short, we’re Brooklyn’s best source for politics and government news.

Our Staff

Stephen Witt  |  Founder/Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

Stephen Witt has covered every neighborhood in the borough, first as a staff reporter for ten years with Courier-Life/News Corp, and as the news editor/reporter for five years covering Central Brooklyn for Our Time Press. He has also written about the borough for City & State, The Village Voice and City Limits among other media outlets. He is the recipient of the 2005 New York Press Association’s “News Story of the Year” for a piece written about group homes in Gravesend.

Chaya Gurkov | Associate Editor

Chaya Gurkov associate editor and multimedia journalist for Kings County Politics, Chaya Gurkov is a podcast junkie who is currently pursuing a degree in Journalism at Brooklyn College. She also co-hosts KCP’s first podcast show, Black & Jewish, along with Ariama Long.

Ariama C. Long | Staff Reporter

Ariama Long, a born and raised Brooklynite, matriculated from CUNY’s J-School (Newmark Graduate School of Journalism). She worked as an audio reporting intern at WNYC’s newsroom, and currently is a multimedia journalist through the Poynter-Koch Fellowship 2020-21. Her favorite beats to report on are impactful arts, local politics, music, and culture stories. She also co-hosts KCP’s first podcast show, Black & Jewish, along with Chaya Gurkov.

Clarissa Sosin | Staff Reporter

Clarissa Sosin is a reporter who covers local politics and the issues that impact people’s lives.