Department Contact List

01/03/2013 3:26 PM

12/05/2014 11:05 AM

General telephone inquiries

800-522-4205

General office hours

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact numbers

Advertising (919) 836-5600 or (800) 736-2602 Fax: (919) 836-5689

Administration

Title Name/Email Work Phone
Orage Quarles III President/Publisher (919) 829-4659
John Drescher Senior Vice President and Executive Editor (919) 829-4515
Richard Rinehart Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategic Planning (919) 829-4782
Gary Smith Vice President of Advertising (919) 836-5680
Jim Puryear Vice President of Audience Development (919) 829-4727

Liz Mark Vice President of Human Resources (919) 829-4771 Caroline Willingham Vice President of Finance (919) 829-4849

Advertising

Title Name/Email Work Phone
Vice President of Advertising Gary Smith gsmith@newsobserver.com (919) 836-5680
Advertising Production Manager
(online, obituaries, special occasions)
Matt Long
mlong@newsobserver.com
(919) 836-5670
Preprint Coordinator Jennifer Trainer jtrainer@newsobserver.com (919) 836-5656
Local Group Advertising Manager Mark Alston
malston@newsobserver.com
(919) 836-5630
Local Group Advertising Manager Stewart McLeod
smcleod@newsobserver.com
(919) 836-5731
Local Group Advertising Manager Doug Rogers drogers@newsobserver.com (919) 836-5658
Inside Sales Manager
(classified ads, legals)
Cathy Wallace cwallace@newsobserver.com (919) 829-4600
Interactive Retail Sales Manager Kara Bloomer kbloomer@newsobserver.com (919) 836-5912

Community Newspapers Advertising Directors

Title Name/Email Work Phone
The Chapel Hill News and The Durham News Mark Alston malston@newsobserver.com (919) 836-5630
Eastern Wake News, Garner-Clayton Record and The Herald Stewart McLeod smcleod@newsobserver.com (919) 553-7234

Credit and Finance Manager Debbie Mahaffey dmahaffey@newsobserver.com (919) 829-4681

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Newsroom Administration

Name Title Work Phone
John Drescher Senior VP/Executive Editor (919) 829-4515
Dan Barkin Senior Editor/News (919) 829-4562
Steve Riley Senior Editor/Investigations (919) 836-4940
Linda Williams Senior Editor/Front Page (919) 829-4524
Susan Spring Director of Newsroom Operations (919) 829-4860
Ann Lee Editorial Assistant (919) 829-4564
Amy Rue Editorial Assistant (919) 829-4566

Business and Politics

Name Title Work Phone
J. Andrew Curliss Capitol Editor (919) 829-4840
David Bracken Business Editor (919) 829-4548
Lynn Bonner State Government/Education/DHHS (919) 829-4821
Virginia Bridges Shop Talk Reporter (919) 829-8917
Colin Campbell Politics (919) 829-4698
Rob Christensen Governor/Politics/Columnist (919) 829-4532
Amy Dunn Centsible Saver (919) 829-4522
Jessaca Giglio Shop Talk Editor (919) 829-4649
Craig Jarvis Politics/State Government (919) 829-4576
John Murawski Healthcare/Utilities/Energy (919) 829-8932
David Ranii Business reporter (919) 829-4877

Cary/Southwest Wake

Name Title Work Phone
Jessica Banov Cary/Southwest Wake Editor (919) 460-2605
J. Mike Blake Cary/Southwest Wake Sports Editor (919) 460-2606
Will Doran Southwest Wake (919) 460-2604
Paul A. Specht Cary (919) 460-2608

Durham/Orange/Chatham

Name Title Work Phone
Mark Schultz Durham/Orange Editor (919) 932-2003
Elliott Warnock Durham/Orange Sports Editor (919) 932-8743
Tammy Grubb Chapel Hill, Orange County Government (919) 932-8746
Jim Wise Durham, Durham County Government (919) 932-2004

Eastern Wake/Garner-Cleveland

Name Title Work Phone
Johnny Whitfield Eastern Wake/Garner-Cleveland Editor (919) 829-4823
Aaron Moody Eastern Wake Sports Editor (919) 829-4806
Clay Best Garner-Cleveland Sports Editor (919) 836-5751
Jonathan Alexander Garner (919) 829-4822

Features

Name Title Work Phone
Carole Tanzer Miller Features Editor (919) 829-8901
Brooke Cain Assistant Features Editor (919) 829-4579
David Menconi Arts Writer / Music Critic (919) 829-4759
Andrea Weigl Food Writer (919) 829-4848

Interactive Media

Name Title Work Phone
Web site issues (919) 836-5708
Eric Frederick Managing Editor of newsobserver.com (919) 829-8956
Paige Barefoot Online Content Producer / Interactive Designer (919) 836-2894
Bob Brueckner Interactive News Producer (919) 836-2886
Aolani Donegan Social Media Specialist (919) 829-8983
Kevin Keister Online Sports Editor (919) 829-4508
Tim Lee Graphic/Multimedia Journalist (919) 829-4851
Andrew Roman Online Content Producer (919) 829-4812
Karen Willenbrecht Online Content Producer (919) 829-4831
Mike Williams Triangle.com Editor (919) 836-4973

Investigations

Name Title Work Phone
Dan Kane Investigations (919) 829-4861
Joseph Neff Investigations (919) 829-4516

Metro

Name Title Work Phone
Mary Cornatzer Sunday Editor, Tar Heel of the Week Editor (919) 829-4755
Thad Ogburn Metro and Community Papers Editor (919) 829-8987
Richard Stradling Deputy Metro Editor (919) 829-4739
Thomas Goldsmith Wake County Editor/Senior Affairs (919) 829-8929
Deborah Jackson Night Metro Editor (919) 829-8920
Anne Blythe Courts (919) 836-4948
Virginia Bridges Thumbs Up Editor (919) 829-8917
Ron Gallagher Police/Traffic/Weather (919) 829-4572
T. Keung Hui Wake Schools (919) 829-4534
Andy Kenney Raleigh/Wake County (919) 829-4870
Mandy Locke Sunday Enterprise (919) 829-8927
Thomasi McDonald Crime (919) 829-4533
Jay Price Healthcare/Science/N.C. State University (919) 829-4528
Martha Quillin Wake County Government/Military Affairs (919) 829-8989
Barry Saunders Columnist (919) 836-2811
Josh Shaffer General Assignment/Columnist (919) 829-4818
Bruce Siceloff Transportation/Airport/Road Worrier (919) 829-4527
Jane Stancill Education (919) 829-4559

Midtown Raleigh / North Raleigh

Name Title Work Phone
Sarah Nagem Midtown/North Raleigh Editor (919) 829-4635
Caryn Grant Midtown/North Raleigh Sports Editor (919) 829-4538
Sarah Barr Midtown Raleigh (919) 836-4952
Mechelle Hankerson North Raleigh (919) 829-4802

News Research

Name Title Work Phone
Teresa Leonard Director of News Research (919) 829-4866
David Raynor Database Manager (919) 829-4798
Peggy Neal Researcher/Archivist (919) 829-8931

Opinion

Name Title Work Phone
Ned Barnett Editorial Page Editor (919) 829-4512
Burgetta Wheeler Op-Ed Page Editor (919) 829-4825
Jim Jenkins Deputy Editorial Page editor (919) 829-4513
Sam Newkirk Letters Editor (919) 836-2844

Photography

Name Title Work Phone
Scott Sharpe Director of Multimedia (919) 836-4927
John Hansen Picture Editor (919) 812-7343
Ethan Hyman Photographer (919) 812-7579
Jill Knight Photographer (704) 651-8895
Juli Leonard Photographer (919) 812-7378
Chuck Liddy Photographer (919) 812-7311
Travis Long Photographer (919) 812-7564
Corey Lowenstein Photographer (919) 812-7313
Harry Lynch Jr. Photographer (919) 812-7332
Chris Seward Photographer (919) 812-7307
Robert Willett Photographer (919) 812-7511

Smithfield/Clayton

Name Title Work Phone
Scott Bolejack Smithfield/Clayton Editor (919) 836-5747
Clay Best Smithfield/Clayton Sports Editor (919) 836-5751
Nash Dunn Clayton (919) 553-7234 ext. 104

Sports

Name Title Work Phone
Steve Ruinsky Sports Editor (919) 829-4530
Chris Wright Assistant Sports Editor (919) 829-4643
Chip Alexander Carolina Hurricanes beat reporter (919) 829-8945
Andrew Carter UNC Sports Writer (919) 829-8944
Luke DeCock Columnist (919) 829-8947
J.P. Giglio N.C. State Sports/College Football writer (919) 829-8938
Laura Keeley Duke Sports Writer (919) 829-4556
Tim Stevens Prep Sports Reporter (919) 829-8910

Interactive Media

Name Title Work Phone
Charles Machalicky Director, Regional Interactive Operations (919) 836-5712
Dan Barkin Sr. Editor/Online (919) 829-4562

News

Name Title Work Phone
Eric Frederick Managing Editor - newsobserver.com (919) 829-8956
Mike Williams Managing Editor - triangle.com (919) 836-4973
Bob Brueckner Interactive News Producer (919) 836-2886
Kevin Keister Interactive News Producer (919) 829-4508
Paige Barefoot Interactive News Producer (919) 836-2894
Andrew Roman Interactive News Producer (919) 829-4812
Karen Willenbrecht Interactive News Producer (919) 829-4831
Aolani Donegan Social Media Specialist (919) 829-8983

Sales

Name Title Work Phone
Doug Rogers Interactive Media Sales Manager (919) 836-5658
Kara Bloomer Interactive Retail Sales Manager (919) 836-5912
Crista Moore Sales Consultant (919) 836-2866
Shelley Bewley Sales Consultant (919) 836-5640
Mark Chevez Sales Consultant (919) 836-5622
Clyde Jenkins Sales Consultant (919) 836-5601
Rachel Ross Sales Consultant (919) 836-5653
Terri Dowd Sales Assistant (919) 829-4605

Jamie Hyman Sales Consultant (919) 836-5725 Chad Ingle Sales Consultant (919) 932-8797 Kimberly Stelsing Sales Consultant (919) 836-5742 Stephanie Quinn Sales Consultant (919) 836-5908 Nicolle Morock Sales Assistant (919) 836-4807 Chasity Richardson Sales Assistant (919) 836-2887 Tina Brandon Ad Operations (919) 836-5903 Sharon Whitley Ad Operations (919) 836-5690

Production

Name Title Work Phone
Alexandra Porter Web Designer (919) 829-4880
Uday Dorawala Web Programmer (919) 829-4533

Insider State Government News Service

Name Title Work Phone
Clifton Dowell General Manager (919) 836-2804
Patrick Gannon Insider Editor (919) 836-2801
Benjamin Brown Insider Reporter (919) 836-2858
Matthew Betts Insider Tracking (919) 836-2807
Michael White Copy Editor (919) 836-2806

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