David Morton is a web developer and journalist who works on initiatives promoting community engagement around public data and policy. He joined PEF's research and effectiveness team in 2020 to help communicate insights through data visualizations, web technologies and writing.
He previously served as project editor for Metro Ideas Project, a Chattanooga-based think tank. He led a multidisciplinary team of researchers and creatives to produce interactive reports on school funding, open data and local tax policy. He was a government reporter for Nooga.com, where he reported on public finance, education and politics throughout the region.
David lives in the Chattanooga area with his wife and daughter. He enjoys cooking, running and playing music.