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News Tips

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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

Ray Rivera, deputy managing editor. 206.652-6521. Twitter: @raystypos

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

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

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

Nick Eaton, digital audience editor. 206.464.2125. Twitter: @njeaton

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.

Frank Mina, design director. 206.464.2573.

Business & Tech


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

Suzanne LaViolette, business news editor. 206.464.2589.

Judy Averill, business producer. 206.464.8252.

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

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

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

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

Jon Talton, economy columnist. Twitter: @JonTalton




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

Janet Tu, assistant features editor. 206.464.2272. Twitter: @janettu

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

Brendan Kiley, staff reporter. 206.464.2507. Twitter: @brendankiley

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

Madeline Mckenzie, news assistant. 206.464.8245.

Mike Rietmulder, music writer. 206.652.6590. Twitter: @mrietmulder

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

Emily Eng, graphic artist. 206.515.5636. Twitter: @Emily_M_Eng

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.

Thomas Wilburn, interactives. 206.464.2032. Twitter: @thomaswilburn

Rita Wong, page designer. 206.464.2940.



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

Janet Tu, assistant features editor. 206.464.2272. Twitter: @janettu

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.

Jonathan Martin, assistant metro editor, Project Homeless. 206-464-2605. Twitter: @jmartin206

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

Dahlia Bazzaz, Education Lab engagement editor. 206.464.8522. Twitter: @dahliabazzaz

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, staff reporter. 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, Project Homeless reporter. 206.464.3304. Twitter: @VernalColeman

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

Vianna Davila, Project Homeless reporter, 206-652-6550. Twitter: @viannadavila

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

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

Scott Greenstone, Project Homeless engagement editor, 206-464-8545. Twitter: @evergreenstone

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

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

Susan Kelleher, reporter. 206.464.2508. Twitter: @SusanKelleher

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. 206.464.2515. Twitter: @LyndaVMapes

Steve Miletich, reporter. 206.464.3302. Twitter: @stevemiletich

Neal Morton, education reporter. 206.464.3145. Twitter: @nealtmorton

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

Danny Westneat, columnist. 206.464.2086.

Miyoko Wolf, news researcher. 206.464.8987.


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

FYI Guy Gene Balk crunches the numbers. Gene first came to The Seattle Times as a news librarian in 2002 and has transitioned into the go-to data columnist in the region. 206-515-5052. Twitter: @genebalk

. 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

Karen Cater, copy desk chief. 206.464.8975.

Melissa Davis, news editor. 206.464.2506. Twitter: @Melissa_Dav

Kris Higginson, news editor. 206.464.3246.

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

Raquel Comerford, news desk editor. 206.464.2152.

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

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

Julie Hanson, news desk editor. 206.464.8557.

Ann Hart, news desk editor. 206.464.3104.

Angela Lo, news desk editor. 206.652-6543.

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

Melissa Santos joined the editorial board in 2017. Before that, she spent five years covering state politics and the Legislature for The News Tribune in Tacoma. She previously spent three years at the Tacoma paper covering suburban city governments, before moving to Naples, Italy, where she edited a weekly newspaper for the U.S. Navy. She studied journalism at the University of Washington and lives in Wallingford with her husband. 206-652-6553.

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

David Miller, page designer. 206.464.8249.


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

Amanda Snyder, digital production assistant. 206.652.6527.


Nick Eaton, digital audience editor. 206.464.2125. Twitter: @njeaton

Gina Cole, engagement editor. 206.464.2206. Twitter: @Gina_Cole_

Matt Ironside, newsroom operations analyst. 206.464.2398. Twitter: @mjironside


Newsroom Producers, 206.464.2558.

Jeff Albertson, news producer. 206.464.2304. Twitter: @Jeff_Albertson

Agnes Al-Shibibi, opinion desk editor. 206.464.2763.

Judy Averill, business producer. 206.464.8252.

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

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

Helga Salinas, social media producer. 206.464.2720. Twitter: @Helga_Salinas

Evan Webeck, associate sports producer. Twitter: @EvanWebeck




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. 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