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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. 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

Danny Gawlowski, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2450. Twitter: @gawlowski

Frank Mina, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2573.

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

John de Leon, metro editor. 206.464.2073. Twitter: @DeLeon_Times

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

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

Stefanie Loh, features editor. 206.464.8994. Twitter: @StefanieLoh

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.

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

Paul Roberts, business reporter.

Benjamin Romano, business reporter. 206-652-6593. Twitter: @bromano

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

Jon Talton, economy columnist. Twitter: @JonTalton



Stefanie Loh, features editor. 206.464.8994. Twitter: @StefanieLoh

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

Amy Wong, features producer. Twitter: @amyewong

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.

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

Graphics and Design

Frank Mina, assistant managing editor. 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

Rick Lund, page designer. 206.464.5612.

Jennifer Luxton, page designer. 206-652-6574. Twitter: @JenniferLuxton.

David Miller, page designer. 206.464.8249.

Mark Nowlin, lead graphic artist. 206.464.2208.

Rita Wong, page designer. 206.464.2940.


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

Mike Baker, reporter. 206.464.2729. Twitter: @ByMikeBaker

Daniel Gilbert, reporter. 206.464.2288. Twitter: @ByDanielGilbert

Miyoko Wolf, news researcher. 206.464.8987.

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Stefanie Loh, features editor. 206.464.8994. Twitter: @StefanieLoh

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

Amy Wong, features producer. Twitter: @amyewong

Nicole Brodeur, columnist. 206.464.2334. Twitter: @nicolebrodeur

Megan Burbank, desk editor. 206.464.3193. Twitter: @meganireneb

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

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

Crystal Paul, travel & outdoors writer. 206.464.2113. Twitter: @CPLHouse. Instagram: @cplhouse

Tan Vinh, reporter. 206.515.5656. Twitter: @tanvinhseattle

Local News


Metro Desk, 206.464.2204.

John de Leon, metro editor. 206.464.2073. Twitter: @DeLeon_Times

Beth Kaiman, deputy metro editor. 206.464.2441.

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

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

Ahmed Namatalla, assistant metro editor. 206.464.2195. Twitter: @ahmaui8

Joy Resmovits, assistant metro editor, Education Lab. 206.464.3294. Twitter: @Joy_Resmovits

Richard Wagoner, politics and Traffic Lab editor. 206.464.2927. Twitter: @richardwagoner

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

Gene Balk, FYI Guy columnist. 206.515.5052. Twitter: @genebalk

Michelle Baruchman, Traffic Lab engagement editor. 206.652.6588. Twitter: @mlbaruchman

Dahlia Bazzaz, education reporter. 206.464.8522. Twitter: @dahliabazzaz

Tyrone Beason, columnist. 206.464.2251. Twitter: @tyrone_beason

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, reporter. 206.464.2253. Twitter: @evanbush

Christine Clarridge, reporter. 206.464.8983. Twitter: @seaclarridge

Vernal Coleman, Project Homeless reporter. 206.464.3304. Twitter: @VernalColeman

Paige Cornwell, reporter. 206.464.2530. Twitter: @pgcornwell

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

Asia Fields, news resident, 206.464.2521. Twitter: @asiakmfields

Marcus Green, reporter. 206.464.3291. Twitter: @mhgreen3000

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

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

Heidi Groover, reporter. 206.464.8273. Twitter: @heidigroover

David Gutman, Traffic Lab reporter. 206.464.2926. Twitter: @davidlgutman

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

Mohammed Kloub, Education Lab engagement editor. 206.652.6595. Twitter: @LessIsMoh

Erik Lacitis, reporter. 206.464.2237. Twitter: @ErikLacitis

Mike Lindblom, Traffic Lab reporter. 206.515.5631. Twitter: @MikeLindblom

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

Lynda V. Mapes, environment reporter. 206.464.2515. Twitter: @LyndaVMapes

Steve Miletich, crime 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

Nina Shapiro, 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 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

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

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.

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

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

Julie Hanson, news desk editor. 206.464.8557.

Ann Hart, news desk editor. 206.464.3104.

Angela Lo, news desk editor.

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.

Craig Reese, news desk editor. 206.464.3123.

Elouise Schumacher, news desk editor. 206.464.8973.

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. 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

Pacific NW Magazine


Bill Reader, magazine editor. 206.464.2416.

Sandy Dunham, magazine associate editor. 206.464.2252.

Sandi Doughton, reporter. 206.464.2491. Twitter: @SandiDoughton

Ron Judd, reporter. 206.464.8280. Twitter: @roncjudd

David Miller, page designer. 206.464.8249.

Photo & Video


Danny Gawlowski, assistant managing editor. 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

Colin Diltz, digital production assistant. 206.464. 2047.

Ramon Dompor, video editor. 206.652.6555. Twitter: @ramondompor

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

Travis Ness, digital production assistant.

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.


Danny Gawlowski, assistant managing editor. 206.464.2450. Twitter: @gawlowski

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

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.

Taylor Blatchford, news producer. 206.464.2280. Twitter: @blatchfordtr

Laura Schinagle, news producer. 206.464.3293. Twitter: @schibagel

Evan Webeck, sports producer. Twitter: @EvanWebeck

Amy Wong, features producer. Twitter: @amyewong



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

Alex Iniguez, assistant sports editor. 206.464.8255. Twitter: @alexiniguez

Sean Quinton, assistant sports editor. 206.652.6188. Twitter: @Quinton_Sean

Evan Webeck, sports producer. Twitter: @EvanWebeck

Percy Allen, basketball reporter. 206.464.2278. Twitter: @percyallen

Geoff Baker, enterprise, hockey and soccer 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, pro football reporter. 206.515.5699. Twitter: @bcondotta

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

Steve Dominguez, sports desk editor. 206.464.2124.

Jayda Evans, high school sports reporter. 206.464.2067. Twitter: @JaydaEvans

Tony Guadagnoli, sports desk editor. 206.464.8341.

Scott Hanson, sports reporter/desk editor. 206.464.2943. Twitter: @scotthansongolf

Nathan Joyce, high school 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.

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

Mike Vorel, football reporter. 206.464.3292. Twitter: @MikeVorel