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The Editors

Don Shelton, executive editor. 206.464.8284. Twitter: @STdonshelton

Michele Matassa Flores, managing editor. 206.464.2292. Twitter: @michmflo

Lynn Jacobson, deputy managing editor. 206.464.2714. Twitter: @lynnjacobson

Ryan Blethen, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2210. Twitter: @RyanBlethen

Leon Espinoza, assistant managing editor. 206.464.8212. Twitter: @LeonEspinozaST

Melissa Davis, features production editor. 206.464.2506. Twitter: @Melissa_Dav

Danny Gawlowski, director of digital imagery and innovation. 206.464.2450. Twitter: @gawlowski

Rami Grunbaum, business editor. 206.464.8541. Twitter: @rgrunbaum

Matthew Kreamer, metro editor. 206.464.2453.

Richard Wagoner, politics and news initiatives editor. 206.464.2927. Twitter: @richardwagoner

Business & Tech


Rami Grunbaum, business editor. 206.464.8541. Twitter: @rgrunbaum

Suzanne LaViolette, business news editor. 206.464.2589.

Matt Day, Microsoft reporter. 206.464.2420. Twitter: @mattmday

Dominic Gates, Boeing & aerospace reporter. 206.464.2963. Twitter: @dominicgates

Ángel González, Amazon reporter. 206.464.2250. Twitter: @gonzalezseattle

Rachel Lerman, technology reporter. 206.464.2238. Twitter: @rachelerman

Mike Rosenberg, real estate reporter. 206.464.2266. Twitter: @ByRosenberg

Jon Talton, economy columnist. Twitter: @JonTalton

Janet Tu, retail reporter. 206.464.2272. Twitter: @janettu



Melissa Davis, features production editor. 206.464.2506. Twitter: @Melissa_Dav

Paige Collins, assistant features editor, digital. 206.464.8997. Twitter: @PaigeBCollins

Ardua Harris, entertainment and lifestyle editor. 206.464.8998. Twitter: @mzpronounced

Shirley Qiu, features producer. 206.464.2220. Twitter: @callmeshirleyq

Jeff Albertson, news assistant. 206.464.2304.

Moira Macdonald, arts critic. 206.464.2725. Twitter: @moiraverse

Madeline McKenzie, news assistant. 206.464.8245.

Graphics and Design

Frank Mina, design director. 206.464.2573. Twitter: @FMina

Wayne Begasse, page designer. 206.464.2923.

Gabriel Campanario, Seattle Sketcher columnist. 206-464-8795. Twitter: @SeattleSketcher

Mary Cauffman, page designer. 206.464.8525.

Emily Eng, graphic artist. 206.515.5636.

Mark Evans, page designer. 206.464.2979.

Rick Lund, page designer. 206.464.5612.

David Miller, page designer. 206.464.8249.

Mark Nowlin, lead graphic artist. 206.464.2208.

Rita Wong, page designer. 206.464.2940.


Mike Baker, reporter. 206.464.2729. Twitter: @ByMikeBaker

Daniel Gilbert, reporter. 206.464.2288. Twitter: @ByDanielGilbert

Justin Mayoreporter. 206.464.3669.

Christine Willmsen, reporter. 206.464.3261. Twitter: @christinesea



Melissa Davis, features production editor. 206.464.2506. Twitter: @Melissa_Dav

Paige Collins, assistant features editor, digital. 206.464.8997. Twitter: @PaigeBCollins

Ardua Harris, entertainment and lifestyle editor. 206.464.8998. Twitter: @mzpronounced

Shirley Qiu, features producer. 206.652.2220. Twitter: @callmeshirleyq

Gene Balk, columnist. 206.515.5052. Twitter: @genebalk

Nicole Brodeur, columnist. 206.464.2334. Twitter: @nicolebrodeur

Brian Cantwell, travel & outdoors editor. 206.748.5724. Twitter: @NWTravelers

Bethany Jean Clement, food writer. 206.464.2050. Twitter: @BJeanClement

Brendan Kiley, arts & culture writer. 206.464.2507. Twitter: @brendankiley

Tan Vinh, reporter. 206.515.5656. Twitter: @tanvinhseattle

Local News


Metro Desk, 206.464.2204.

Matthew Kreamer, metro editor. 206.464.2453.

Doreen Marchionni, deputy metro editor. 206.464.3110. Twitter: @dmarchionni

John de Leon, assistant metro editor, criminal justice and breaking news. 206.464.2073. Twitter: @DeLeon_Times

Beth Kaiman, assistant metro editor. 206.464.2441.

Linda Shaw, assistant metro editor, education. 206.464.2359. Twitter: @LShawST

Richard Wagoner, politics and news initiatives editor. 206.464.2927. Twitter: @richardwagoner

Benjamin Woodard, assistant metro editor, mornings. 206.464.2236. Twitter: @benjamdub

Nick Eaton, metro producer. 206.464.2125. Twitter: @njeaton

Daniel Beekman, Seattle City Hall reporter. 206.464.2164. Twitter: @DBeekman

Hal Bernton, reporter. 206.464.2581. Twitter: @hbernton

Jim Brunner, political reporter. 206.515.5628. Twitter: @Jim_Brunner

Evan Bush, digital enterprise producer. 206.464.2253. Twitter: @evanbush

Mike Carter, federal courts and criminal justice reporter. 206.464.3706. Twitter: @stimesmcarter

Christine Clarridge, reporter. 206.464.8983. Twitter: @seaclarridge

Vernal Coleman, breaking news reporter. 206.464.3304. Twitter: @VernalColeman

Paige Cornwell, education reporter. 206.464.2530. Twitter: @pgcornwell

Sandi Doughton, science reporter. 206.464.2491. Twitter: @SandiDoughton

Sara Jean Green, courts reporter. 206.515.5654. Twitter: @SJGTimes

David Gutman, politics/government reporter. 206.464.2926. Twitter: @davidlgutman

Lewis Kamb, reporter. 206-464-2932. Twitter: @lewiskamb

Erik Lacitis, general assignment reporter. 206.464.2237. Twitter: @ErikLacitis

Jerry Large, columnist. 206.464.3346. Twitter: @jerrylarge

Jessica Lee, reporter. 206.464.2532. Twitter: @jessleeST

Mike Lindblom, transportation reporter. 206.515.5631. Twitter: @MikeLindblom

Katherine Long, higher education reporter. 206.464.2219. Twitter: @katherinelong

Lynda V. Mapes, reporter. 206.464.2736. Twitter: @LyndaVMapes

Steve Miletich, reporter. 206.464.3302. Twitter: @stevemiletich

Joseph O’Sullivan, state government reporter. 360.236.8268. Twitter: @OlympiaJoe

Claudia Rowe, education reporter. 206-464-2531. Twitter: @RoweReport

Nina Shapiro, general assignment/social issues reporter. 206.464.3303. Twitter: @NinaShapiro

Lynn Thompson, Eastside and suburban reporter. 206.464.8305. Twitter: @lthompsontimes

Danny Westneat, columnist. 206.464.2086.

Miyoko Wolf, news researcher. 206.464.8987.

Bob Young, health reporter. 206.464.2174. Twitter: @PotReporter

News Columnists


Jon Talton comments on economic news, issues and trends, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest. Twitter: @JonTalton



Nicole Brodeur brings you conversations with locals who are doing something great, or greats who are doing something local: media personalities, big thinkers, visiting artists, colorful characters and doers of all kinds. 206-464-2334. Twitter: @NicoleBrodeur

Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario illustrates life in the Puget Sound region. He has been living and drawing in Seattle since 2006. 206-464-8795. Twitter: @SeattleSketcher


FYI Guy Gene Balk crunches the numbers. Gene has been a news librarian at The Seattle Times since 2002. 206-515-5052. Twitter: @GeneBalk

Jerry Large writes about the intersections of everyday life and big issues, and invites readers to think a little differently. 206-464-3346. Twitter: @JerryLarge

Danny Westneat takes an opinionated look at the Puget Sound region's news, people and politics. 206-464-2086.


Geoff Baker is a sports enterprise and investigative reporter for The Seattle Times who writes a column on sports business. 206-464-8286. Twitter: @GeoffBakerTimes

Matt Calkins joined The Seattle Times in August 2015 as a sports columnist after three years at the San Diego Union Tribune. Never afraid to take a stand or go off the beaten path, Matt enjoys writing about the human condition every bit as much as walk-offs or buzzer-beaters. His mom reads the comments, so take it easy on him. 206-464-3185. Twitter: @matt_calkins

Bob Condotta covers the Seahawks for the Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout the year. 206-515-5699. Twitter: @bcondotta

Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. 206-464-8250.

Larry Stone gives his opinion and analysis on the world of sports. 206-464-3146. Twitter: @StoneLarry

News Copy Desk

Leon Espinoza, assistant managing editor, standards, Page One and sports. 206.464.8212. Twitter: @LeonEspinozaST

Karen Cater, copy desk chief. 206.464.8975.

Joan Deutsch, local news editor. 206.464.2214.

Laura Gordon, news coordinator. 206.464.2955. Twitter: @LaGoSea

Agnes Al-Shibibi, opinion desk editor, online digital engagement. 206.464.2763.

Judy Averill, news desk editor. 206.464.8252.

Raquel Comerford, news desk editor. 206.464.2152.

Rob Davila, news desk editor. 206.464.2730. Twitter: @jrobdavila

Julie Hanson, news desk editor. 206.464.8557.

Ann Hart, news desk editor. 206.464.3104.

Kris Higginson, news editor. 206.464.2280.

Jane MacDonald, news desk editor. 206-464-8256.

Carole McClosky, news desk editor. 206.464.8258.

Neena Pellegrini, news desk editor. 206.464.3114.

Larissa Pfeifer, news desk editor. 206.464.8214.

Dave Rea, news desk editor. 206.464.2405.

Craig Reese, news desk editor. 206.464.3123.

Elouise Schumacher, news desk editor. 206.464.8973. Twitter: @elouisess

Lori Taki-Uno, news desk editor. 206.464.3342.



Editorial board members:

Kate Riley is the editorial page editor, who works with The Times editorial board to develop the opinion page's positions on issues. She joined The Times' editorial page in 2002 as a writer and columnist. A graduate of Redmond High School and the University of Washington, she returned to the Seattle area after spending 17 years working at Eastern Washington newspapers where she was a reporter, editorial writer and editorial page editor. She started her career as a farm writer for the Times-owned Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Think Walla Walla Sweet Onions and the wine industry.) 206-464-2260. Twitter: @k8riley

Mark Higgins is the deputy opinion editor. As a member of The Times editorial board, Mark helps lead the daily conversation in selecting and shaping our editorial stance while overseeing digital and print production as well as social media. He also wrangles our guest opinion writers, seeking out influential thinkers who want to share their ideas on local, national and international news, Northwest culture and much more. Before joining the board, Mark was the senior digital editor at And, before his deep-dive into digital publishing, Mark was metro editor at The Times. Under his leadership, the newsroom won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage online and in print of the murder of four police officers. A graduate of Western Washington University, Mark has worked at six other newspapers, including the Orange County (Calif.) Register and Seattle P-I. He lives with his wife and their two sons in a century-old house in Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood. 206-464-2094. Twitter: @MarkHiggins

Brier Dudley joined the editorial board after 14 years covering Microsoft and the technology industry, including nine years writing a technology column on the business page. A third-generation Seattleite, he received a bachelor’s degree in English from Whitman College and studied film production in Italy before starting a career in newspapers. He has won numerous journalism awards and several oyster-eating competitions. 206-515-5687. Twitter: @BrierDudley

Donna Gordon Blankinship Donna Gordon Blankinship joined the editorial board in 2016 after 12 years covering education, state government, health care, science and breaking news for The Associated Press in Seattle. She has lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years and currently makes her home in Bellevue. She studied journalism at the University of Illinois and worked in Wyoming, North Carolina, New Jersey and New York before coming to Seattle. 206-464-2268. Twitter: @dgblankinship

Jonathan Martin has covered social services, politics, prisons and, most recently, the marijuana beat since joining the Seattle Times in 2002 from the Spokesman-Review in Spokane. He is a University of Washington graduate and was a Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan. He is co-author of "The Other Side of Mercy," about the 2009 Lakewood police officer shootings. He lives in Wallingford with his wife, Francesca, and their two children, who attend Seattle public schools. 206-464-2605. Twitter: @jmartin206

Pacific NW Magazine


Bill Reader, magazine editor. 206.464.2416.

Sandy Dunham, magazine associate editor. 206.464.2252.

Tyrone Beason, reporter. 206.464.2251.

Ron Judd, reporter. 206.464.8280. Twitter: @roncjudd

Susan Kelleher, reporter. 206.464.2508. Twitter: @SusanKelleher

Photo & Video


Danny Gawlowski, director of digital images and innovation. 206.464.2450. Twitter: @gawlowski

Angie Gottschalk, photo editor. 206.464.2928.

Fred Nelson, photo editor. 206.464.2754.

Ellen Banner, photographer. 206.515.5084.

Alan Berner, photographer. 206.464.8133.

Cara Brannan, associate photo editor. 206.464.2203.

Corinne Chin, video editor. 206.464.2387. Twitter: @CorinneChin

Katie G. Cotterill, digital production assistant. 206.464.5911. Twitter: @kgcotterill

Colin Diltz, digital production assistant. 206.464. 2047.

Lauren Frohne, video editor. 206.464.2049. Twitter: @laurenfrohne

Greg Gilbert, photographer. 206.464.8135.

Bettina Hansen, photographer. 206.464.2175. Twitter: @bettinahansen

Ken Lambert, photographer. 206.515.5581. Twitter: @SeaTimesFotoKen

Courtney Blethen Riffkin, digital production assistant. 206.464.1941. Twitter: @courtneyblethen

Steve Ringman, photographer. 206.464.8143. Twitter: @sringman

Dean Rutz, photographer. 206.464.8303. Twitter: @deanrutz

Erika Schultz, photographer 206.464.8145. Twitter: @ErikaJSchultz

Mike Siegel, photographer. 206.464.8144. Twitter: @MikeSiegel7

Tyler Sipe, digital production assistant. 206.464.2755.


Lynn Jacobson, deputy managing editor. 206.464.2714. Twitter: @lynnjacobson

Ryan Blethen, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2210. Twitter: @RyanBlethen

Gina Cole, assistant digital editor. 206.464.2206. Twitter: @Gina_Cole_

Newsroom Producers, 206.464.2558.

Agnes Al-Shibibi, opinion desk editor. 206.464.2763.

Evan Bush, digital enterprise producer. 206.464.2253. Twitter: @evanbush

Corinne Chin, video editor. 206.464.2387. Twitter: @CorinneChin

Paige Collins, assistant features editor, digital. 206.464.8997. Twitter: @PaigeBCollins

Nick Eaton, metro producer. 206.464.2125. Twitter: @njeaton

Lauren Frohne, video editor. 206.464.2049. Twitter: @laurenfrohne

Matt Grady, associate news producer. 206.464.2142. Twitter: @MMGrady

Josie Hollingsworth, associate news producer. 206.464.2719. Twitter: @josieholli

Matt Ironside, senior producer, operations. 206.464.2398. Twitter: @mjironside

Vanessa Martinez, associate news producer. 206.464.2717. Twitter: @vnessamartinez

Shirley Qiu, features producer. 206.652.2220. Twitter: @callmeshirleyq

Sean Quinton, sports producer. 206.652.6188. Twitter: @Quinton_Sean

Evan Webeck, associate sports producer. 206.464.6189. Twitter: @EvanWebeck

Thomas Wilburn, news web developer. 206.464.2032. Twitter: @thomaswilburn



Paul Barrett, sports editor. 206.464.2093. Twitter: @paulbarrett6

Ed Guzman, assistant sports editor, pro sports. 206.464.3191. Twitter: @edguzm

Scott Hanson, assistant sports editor, college sports. 206.464.2943. Twitter: @scotthansongolf

Sean Quinton, sports producer. Twitter: @Quinton_Sean

Evan Webeck, associate sports producer. 206.464.6189. Twitter: @EvanWebeck

Percy Allen, UW Huskies and Storm reporter. 206.464.2278. Twitter: @percyallen

Geoff Baker, enterprise and Sounders reporter. 206.464.8286. Twitter: @GeoffBakerTIMES

Rich Boudet, sports page designer. 206.464.2365.

Matt Calkins, sports columnist. 206.464.3185. Twitter: @Matt_Calkins

Bob Condotta, Seahawks reporter. 206.515.5699. Twitter: @bcondotta

Ryan Divish, Mariners reporter. 206.464.2373. Twitter: @RyanDivish

Steve Dominguez, sports desk editor. 206.464.2124.

Jayda Evans, high schools reporter. 206.464.2067. Twitter: @JaydaEvans

Tony Guadagnoli, sports desk editor. 206.464.8341.

Jayson Jenks, Seahawks reporter. 206.464.8277. Twitter: @JaysonJenks

Nathan Joyce, prep sports coordinator. 206.464.2176. Twitter: @NathanAJoyce

Adam Jude, UW football reporter. 206.464.2364. Twitter: @A_Jude

Jeff King, sports page designer. 206.464.8327.

Mart Koivastik, sports desk editor. 206.464.8244.

Shane Lantz, sports news assistant. 206.464.2276.

Stefanie Loh, college sports reporter / WSU. 206.464.8994. Twitter: @StefanieLoh

Brett Miller, sports news assistant. 206.464.2276.

Dwight Perry, sports desk editor. 206.464.8250.

Larry Stone, sports columnist. 206.464.3146. Twitter: @StoneLarry

Mark Yuasa, fishing reporter. 206.464.8780. Twitter: @markkyuasa