The Federation News Service is an independent news agency dedicated to providing citizens of the United Federation of Planets the latest news and stories from across the galaxy. With a rich history that dates back to the founding of the Federation, FNS reporters have covered every major development over the centuries, from the era of the first colonies to the award-winning coverage of the Dominion War.
Nash Blaxland is a human journalist with a career spanning over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Tasmania and the University of Alpha Centauri, Blaxland is a fifth-generation journalist and has been a correspondent for the Federation News Service since 2392, based from both Earth and StarBase 118.
Flynn Dupond is a foreign affairs reporter for the Federation News Service. With degrees in communication, journalism and language, Dupond has worked with the FNS for 17 years, charting the events on the outer territories. He lives on Starbase 118 with his daughter and their pet palukoo Fuzz.
Sharmina Patel is a former trader most famous for building up the Maharashtra Spice Interplanetary Corporation. Now retired, she enjoys writing on business and market current affairs across the Federation, offering tips to any new traders and reporting on market related incidents either on scene or from her office in Mumbai, Earth.
Amanda Krellian has been a journalist for the Federation News Service since 2379. She has extensive foreign affairs experience and wrote an award-winning exposé of the reasons for the withdrawal from the Avalon Sector by the Federation. She hails from the colony world of New Arcadia and lives in New Numbidia.
Amanda Woodward is a human reporter for the Federation News Service. After attending the University of Alpha Centauri and graduating with a degree in media studies, she became a junior reporter for the Centauri Times, where she worked on a variety of projects from sports coverage to investigative reports on local government. She lives in Armstrong City, Luna.
Chalan Fuliar is a Bajoran journalist who works for the Federation News Service. Prior to joining the FNS, he was a political commentator for Bajor Now and served as spokesperson for Councillor Krim Aldos, Bajor's representative to the Federation Council. He lives in Paris with his pet Cavalier Spaniel, Wadeen.
Anna de Vos is a Dutch reporter for the FNS. She was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2356. She holds two doctorates in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics. She lives in Amsterdam with her husband and her two daughters, and in her daily life, she teaches science at Paris University.
Daphne Amalakis is a freelance journalist and since 2393 part of the Federation News Service. She began her journalistic career in 2381 as a member of the Mars Culture Magazine and the Martian Daily Press on her home planet. In 2388 she joined the Martian News Network and still is an active member. She specializes in society reports and was nominated for several prizes for an article series of her two-year-journey through the Alpha Quadrant, examining social problems and strained relations throughout the Federation.
Sariah Menaji joined the Federation News Service shortly after completing her journalism degree at the Betazed College of the Arts. As her family immigrated to Nimbus III during her childhood, Menaji takes an interest in the places just outside the reach of the average Federation citizen.
Maronida Shiir is an Argelian contributor to the Federation News Service. She has been reporting from the front lines of Federation power since the opening days of the Cardassian Wars. She broke the story of Zhon-sh'Fey's bribes to Federation officials and has helped to form popular opinion on matters of politics ever since.
Andrew Davenport is a freelance reporter for the FNS who recently returned after three years of captivity with the so-called "Maquis Reborn." He covers current events in the Sol system. A book detailing his recent captivity, Shadow of the Phoenix, will be available on November 1.
Franklin Tullerson, known as Tully, is a journalist for FNS focused on xenobiology and sociopolitical issues within the Federation. With a short stint in Starfleet as a shuttle and fighter pilot, Tully has taken to subspace frequencies instead. He has small apartments on both Earth and Andor, although is more often found hunting down stories than at home.
Taliso Di is a sports reporter who works for the Federations News Service. In addition to her various sports commentary, she is known for her weekly podcasting "Di for You," where she answers difficult, funny and deep questions from listeners all over the galaxy. Before joining the FNS, she was a holo-vlogger on the popular Holonet network with the nickname "Sassy Di."
J'mai Osen is a Trill writer whose travels have taken him around most of the Federation. He has developed a reputation for finding small, person-orientated angles within larger sociopolitical events. He is an accomplished Tongo player, and his hobbies include a passion for cooking and an affinity for Romulan ale.
Yellia Rasaf, M.D., PhD. is an Argelian psychiatrist who writes an advice column for the Federation News Service. Dr. Rasaf has multiple degrees in psychiatry, psychology, cultural xenopsychology, cultural xenoanthropology and is licensed to practice on all Federation member worlds.
Noah Nathanael is a human journalist who specializes in Art & Culture. He has consulted for such varied groups as the Andorian Travel Ministry and the Edo Art Council. He enjoys contributing to the Federation News Service in an effort to inform Federation citizens on a number of member cultures. He operates from his office in Jerusalem, Israel, on Earth.
N'xypb Xrry is a freelance journalist and holophotographer currently working in the Trill sector. N'xypb is known for her exposé on illegal genetic modifications in the Alpha Quadrant in 2390. Outside of her writing, N'xypb is a professional photographer and has displayed her work on several planets.
Li Xinmin is the editor-in-chief of the Federation News Service. A graduate of the Pennington School, Li began his career as a journalist for the Shanghai Free Press before joining the staff of the Eastern Morning Post, where he served as foreign affairs editor and then editor-in-chief before being named editor-in-chief of the FNS in 2393.
Churok is a Vulcan commentator on foreign affairs and council politics for the Federation News Service. A veteran reporter who made a name for himself with his coverage of the Khitomer Accords in 2293, Churok later served as Federation President Ra-ghoratreii's press secretary and authored Ra-ghoratreii's official biography following his presidency.