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  • News Tips
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  • Business & Tech
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  • Life
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News Tips

General news tips: Fill out the form under “Contact the newsroom.”

Confidential news tips: See your options for contacting us with additional security to protect your identity.

Reach a specific journalist: Browse the tabs on the left side of this page to find the person you need.

The Editors

Don Shelton, executive editor. 206.464.8284. [email protected]. Twitter: @STdonshelton

Michele Matassa Flores, managing editor. 206.464.2292. [email protected]. Twitter: @michmflo

Lynn Jacobson, deputy managing editor. 206.464.2714. [email protected]. Twitter: @lynnjacobson

Ray Rivera, deputy managing editor. 206.652-6521. [email protected]. Twitter: @raystypos

Danny Gawlowski, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2450. [email protected]. Twitter: @gawlowski

Frank Mina, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2573. [email protected].

Paul Barrett, sports editor. 206.464.2093. [email protected]. Twitter: @paulbarrett6

John de Leon, metro editor. 206.464.2073. [email protected]. Twitter: @DeLeon_Times

Nick Eaton, digital audience editor. 206.464.2125. [email protected]. Twitter: @njeaton

Rami Grunbaum, business editor. 206.464.8541. [email protected]. Twitter: @rgrunbaum

Business & Tech


Rami Grunbaum, business editor. 206.464.8541. [email protected]. Twitter: @rgrunbaum

Suzanne LaViolette, business news editor. 206.464.2589. [email protected].

Judy Averill, business producer. 206.464.8252. [email protected].

Dominic Gates, Boeing & aerospace reporter. 206.464.2963. [email protected]. Twitter: @dominicgates

Rachel Lerman, Microsoft and technology reporter. 206.464.2238. [email protected]. Twitter: @rachelerman

Benjamin Romano, retail and workplace reporter. 206-652-6593. [email protected]/ Twitter: @bromano

Mike Rosenberg, real estate reporter. 206.464.2266. [email protected]. Twitter: @ByRosenberg

Jon Talton, economy columnist. [email protected]. Twitter: @JonTalton



Janet Tu, assistant features editor. 206.464.2272. [email protected]. Twitter: @janettu

Brendan Kiley, staff reporter. 206.464.2507. [email protected]. Twitter: @brendankiley

Moira Macdonald, arts critic. 206.464.2725. [email protected]. Twitter: @moiraverse

Madeline Mckenzie, news assistant. 206.464.8245. [email protected].

Michael Rietmulder, music writer. 206.652.6590. [email protected]. Twitter: @mrietmulder

Graphics and Design

Frank Mina, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2573. [email protected]. Twitter: @FMina

Wayne Begasse, page designer. 206.464.2923. [email protected].

Gabriel Campanario, Seattle Sketcher columnist. 206-464-8795. [email protected]. Twitter: @SeattleSketcher

Emily Eng, graphic artist. 206.515.5636. [email protected]. Twitter: @Emily_M_Eng

Mark Evans, page designer. 206.464.2979. [email protected].

Rick Lund, page designer. 206.464.5612. [email protected].

Jennifer Luxton, page designer. 206-652-6574. [email protected] Twitter: @JenniferLuxton.

David Miller, page designer. 206.464.8249. [email protected].

Mark Nowlin, lead graphic artist. 206.464.2208. [email protected].

Rita Wong, page designer. 206.464.2940. [email protected].


Ray Rivera, deputy managing editor. 206.652-6521. [email protected]. Twitter: @raystypos

Mike Baker, reporter. 206.464.2729. [email protected]. Twitter: @ByMikeBaker

Daniel Gilbert, reporter. 206.464.2288. [email protected]. Twitter: @ByDanielGilbert

Miyoko Wolf, news researcher. 206.464.8987. [email protected]

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Janet Tu, assistant features editor. 206.464.2272. [email protected]. Twitter: @janettu

Nicole Brodeur, columnist. 206.464.2334. [email protected]. Twitter: @nicolebrodeur

Megan Burbank, desk editor. 206.464.3193. [email protected]. Twitter: @meganireneb

Bethany Jean Clement, food writer. 206.464.2050. [email protected]. Twitter: @BJeanClement

Brendan Kiley, arts & culture writer. 206.464.2507. [email protected]. Twitter: @brendankiley

Crystal Paul, travel & outdoors writer. 206.464.2113. [email protected]. Twitter: @CPLHouse. Instagram: @cplhouse

Tan Vinh, reporter. 206.515.5656. [email protected]. Twitter: @tanvinhseattle

Local News


Metro Desk, 206.464.2204.

John de Leon, metro editor. 206.464.2073. [email protected]. Twitter: @DeLeon_Times

Beth Kaiman, deputy metro editor. 206.464.2441. [email protected].

Mike Carter, assistant metro editor, criminal justice. 206.464.3706. [email protected] Twitter: @stimesmcarter

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

Ahmed Namatalla, assistant metro editor. 206.464.2195. [email protected]. Twitter: @ahmaui8

Joy Resmovits, assistant metro editor, Education Lab. 206.464.3294. [email protected]. Twitter: @Joy_Resmovits

Richard Wagoner, politics and Traffic Lab editor. 206.464.2927. [email protected]. Twitter: @richardwagoner

Benjamin Woodard, assistant metro editor. 206.464.2236. [email protected]. Twitter: @benjamdub

Sean Quinton, metro producer. 206.652.6188. [email protected]. Twitter: @Quinton_Sean

Gene Balk, FYI Guy columnist. 206.515.5052. [email protected]. Twitter: @genebalk

Michelle Baruchman, Traffic Lab engagement editor. 206.652.6588. [email protected]. Twitter: @mlbaruchman

Dahlia Bazzaz, education reporter. 206.464.8522. [email protected]. Twitter: @dahliabazzaz

Tyrone Beason, columnist. 206.464.2251. [email protected]. Twitter: @tyrone_beason

Daniel Beekman, Seattle City Hall reporter. 206.464.2164. [email protected]. Twitter: @DBeekman

Hal Bernton, reporter. 206.464.2581. [email protected]. Twitter: @hbernton

Jim Brunner, political reporter. 206.515.5628. [email protected]. Twitter: @Jim_Brunner

Evan Bush, reporter. 206.464.2253. [email protected]. Twitter: @evanbush

Christine Clarridge, reporter. 206.464.8983. [email protected]. Twitter: @seaclarridge

Vernal Coleman, Project Homeless reporter. 206.464.3304. [email protected]. Twitter: @VernalColeman

Paige Cornwell, reporter. 206.464.2530. [email protected]. Twitter: @pgcornwell

Vianna Davila, Project Homeless reporter, 206-652-6550. [email protected]. Twitter: @viannadavila

Asia Fields, news resident, 206.464.2521. [email protected] Twitter: @asiakmfields

Marcus Green, reporter. 206.464.3291. [email protected] Twitter: @mhgreen3000

Sara Jean Green, courts reporter. 206.515.5654. [email protected]. Twitter: @SJGTimes

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

Heidi Groover, reporter. 206.464.8273. [email protected]. Twitter: @heidigroover

David Gutman, Traffic Lab reporter. 206.464.2926. [email protected]. Twitter: @davidlgutman

Lewis Kamb, reporter. 206-464-2932. [email protected]. Twitter: @lewiskamb

Mohammed Kloub, Education Lab engagement editor. 206.652.6595. [email protected]. Twitter: @LessIsMoh

Erik Lacitis, reporter. 206.464.2237. [email protected]. Twitter: @ErikLacitis

Mike Lindblom, Traffic Lab reporter. 206.515.5631. [email protected]. Twitter: @MikeLindblom

Katherine Long, education reporter. 206.464.2219. [email protected]. Twitter: @katherinelong

Lynda V. Mapes, environment reporter. 206.464.2515. [email protected]. Twitter: @LyndaVMapes

Steve Miletich, crime reporter. 206.464.3302. [email protected]. Twitter: @stevemiletich

Neal Morton, education reporter. 206.464.3145. [email protected]. Twitter: @nealtmorton

Joseph O’Sullivan, state government reporter. 360.236.8268. [email protected]. Twitter: @OlympiaJoe

Nina Shapiro, reporter. 206.464.3303. [email protected]. Twitter: @NinaShapiro

Danny Westneat, columnist. 206.464.2086. [email protected].

Miyoko Wolf, news researcher. 206.464.8987. [email protected].

News Columnists


Jon Talton comments on economic news, issues and trends, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest. [email protected]. 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. [email protected]. 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. [email protected]. Twitter: @SeattleSketcher


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. [email protected]. Twitter: @genebalk. 206-515-5052. [email protected]. Twitter: @GeneBalk

Tyrone Beason is The Seattle Times' social justice columnist. 206.464.2251. [email protected]. Twitter: @tyrone_beason

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


Geoff Baker is a sports enterprise and investigative reporter for The Seattle Times who writes a column on sports business. 206-464-8286. [email protected]. 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. [email protected]. 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. [email protected]. 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. [email protected]

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

News Copy Desk

Karen Cater, copy desk chief. 206.464.8975. [email protected].

Melissa Davis, news editor. 206.464.2506.  [email protected]. Twitter: @Melissa_Dav

Kris Higginson, news editor. 206.464.3246. [email protected].

Laura Gordon, news coordinator. 206.464.2955. [email protected]. Twitter: @LaGoSea

Agnes Al-Shibibi, opinion desk editor, online digital engagement. 206.464.2763. [email protected]

Raquel Comerford, news desk editor. 206.464.2152. [email protected].

Rob Davila, news desk editor. 206.464.2730. [email protected]. Twitter: @jrobdavila

Julie Hanson, news desk editor. 206.464.8557. [email protected].

Ann Hart, news desk editor. 206.464.3104. [email protected].

Angela Lo, news desk editor. [email protected].

Jane MacDonald, news desk editor. 206-464-8256. [email protected].

Carole McClosky, news desk editor. 206.464.8258. [email protected].

Neena Pellegrini, news desk editor. 206.464.3114. [email protected].

Larissa Pfeifer, news desk editor. 206.464.8214. [email protected].

Craig Reese, news desk editor. 206.464.3123. [email protected].

Elouise Schumacher, news desk editor. 206.464.8973. [email protected].

Lori Taki-Uno, news desk editor. 206.464.3342. [email protected].



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. [email protected]. 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. 206-464-2094. [email protected]. 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. [email protected]. 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. [email protected]. 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. [email protected].

Pacific NW Magazine


Bill Reader, magazine editor. 206.464.2416. [email protected].

Sandy Dunham, magazine associate editor. 206.464.2252. [email protected].

Sandi Doughton, reporter. 206.464.2491. [email protected]. Twitter: @SandiDoughton

Ron Judd, reporter. 206.464.8280. [email protected]. Twitter: @roncjudd

David Miller, page designer. 206.464.8249. [email protected].

Photo & Video


Danny Gawlowski, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2450. [email protected]. Twitter: @gawlowski

Angie Gottschalk, photo editor. 206.464.2928. [email protected].

Fred Nelson, photo editor. 206.464.2754. [email protected].

Ellen Banner, photographer. 206.515.5084. [email protected].

Alan Berner, photographer. 206.464.8133. [email protected].

Cara Brannan, associate photo editor. 206.464.2203. [email protected].

Corinne Chin, video editor. 206.464.2387. [email protected]. Twitter: @CorinneChin

Colin Diltz, digital production assistant. 206.464. 2047. [email protected].

Ramon Dompor, video editor. 206.652.6555. [email protected]. Twitter: @ramondompor

Lauren Frohne, video editor. 206.464.2049. [email protected]. Twitter: @laurenfrohne

Greg Gilbert, photographer. 206.464.8135. [email protected].

Bettina Hansen, photographer. 206.464.2175. [email protected]. Twitter: @bettinahansen

Ken Lambert, photographer. 206.515.5581. [email protected]. Twitter: @SeaTimesFotoKen

Travis Ness, digital production assistant. [email protected].

Courtney Blethen Riffkin, digital production assistant. 206.464.1941. [email protected]. Twitter: @courtneyblethen

Steve Ringman, photographer. 206.464.8143. [email protected]. Twitter: @sringman

Dean Rutz, photographer. 206.464.8303. [email protected]. Twitter: @deanrutz

Erika Schultz, photographer 206.464.8145. [email protected]. Twitter: @ErikaJSchultz

Mike Siegel, photographer. 206.464.8144. [email protected]. Twitter: @MikeSiegel7

Amanda Snyder, digital production assistant. 206.652.6527. [email protected].


Danny Gawlowski, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2450. [email protected]. Twitter: @gawlowski

Nick Eaton, digital audience editor. 206.464.2125. [email protected]. Twitter: @njeaton

Gina Cole, engagement editor. 206.464.2206. [email protected]. Twitter: @Gina_Cole_

Matt Ironside, newsroom operations analyst. 206.464.2398. [email protected]. Twitter: @mjironside

Newsroom Producers, 206.464.2558.

Jeff Albertson, news producer. 206.464.2304. [email protected]. Twitter: @Jeff_Albertson

Agnes Al-Shibibi, opinion desk editor. 206.464.2763. [email protected].

Judy Averill, business producer. 206.464.8252. [email protected].

Taylor Blatchford, news producer. 206.464.2280. [email protected]. Twitter: @blatchfordtr

Sean Quinton, metro producer. 206.652.6188. [email protected]. Twitter: @Quinton_Sean

Laura Schinagle, news producer. 206.464.3293. [email protected]. Twitter: @schibagel

Evan Webeck, sports producer. [email protected]. Twitter: @EvanWebeck

Amy Wong, news producer. [email protected]. Twitter: @amyewong



Paul Barrett, sports editor. 206.464.2093. [email protected]. Twitter: @paulbarrett6

Alex Iniguez, assistant sports editor. 206.464.8255. [email protected]. Twitter: @alexiniguez

Stefanie Loh, assistant sports editor. 206.464.8994. [email protected]. Twitter: @StefanieLoh

Evan Webeck, sports producer. [email protected]. Twitter: @EvanWebeck

Percy Allen, basketball reporter. 206.464.2278. [email protected]. Twitter: @percyallen

Geoff Baker, enterprise, hockey and soccer reporter. 206.464.8286. [email protected]. Twitter: @GeoffBakerTIMES

Rich Boudet, sports page designer. 206.464.2365. [email protected].

Matt Calkins, sports columnist. 206.464.3185. [email protected]. Twitter: @Matt_Calkins

Bob Condotta, pro football reporter. 206.515.5699. [email protected]. Twitter: @bcondotta

Ryan Divish, baseball reporter. 206.464.2373. [email protected]. Twitter: @RyanDivish

Steve Dominguez, sports desk editor. 206.464.2124. [email protected].

Jayda Evans, high school sports reporter. 206.464.2067. [email protected]. Twitter: @JaydaEvans

Tony Guadagnoli, sports desk editor. 206.464.8341. [email protected].

Scott Hanson, sports reporter/desk editor. 206.464.2943. [email protected]. Twitter: @scotthansongolf

Nathan Joyce, high school sports coordinator. 206.464.2176. [email protected]. Twitter: @NathanAJoyce

Adam Jude, UW football reporter. 206.464.2364. [email protected]. Twitter: @A_Jude

Jeff King, sports page designer. 206.464.8327. [email protected].

Mart Koivastik, sports desk editor. 206.464.8244. [email protected].

Shane Lantz, sports news assistant. 206.464.2276. [email protected].

Brett Miller, sports news assistant. 206.464.2276. [email protected].

Dwight Perry, sports desk editor. 206.464.8250. [email protected].

Larry Stone, sports columnist. 206.464.3146. [email protected]. Twitter: @StoneLarry

Mike Vorel, football reporter. 206.464.3292. [email protected]. Twitter: @MikeVorel