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From Olympia to Boise and everything in the Inland NW, our staff covers the news that matters to you.



Administration

Mary Beth Donelan

Mary Beth Donelan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1989. As Newsroom Office Manager and member of the management team, she supervises the newsroom support staff and the research library staff, works closely with and coordinates requests from reporters and editors and monitors newsroom budgets and payroll.

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Business


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Copy desk




Michael McGarr

Michael McGarr joined The Spokesman-Review in 2005. He currently is a copy editor, responsible for checking the accuracy and grammar of news and business stories, as well as writing headlines, for both print and online versions.






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Design


Chris Soprych

Chris Soprych joined The Spokesman-Review in 2016. He is the Assistant Managing Editor for Design and is responsible for the look and feel of The Spokesman-Review. He designs the front page every day and works on multimedia projects as well. Chris has previously worked for the Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune and most recently at the Orange County Register.

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Features

Jill Barville

Jill Barville is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections.










Rachel Toor

Rachel Toor is a freelance columnist who writes a column titled, "Everything is Copy."


Paul Turner

Paul Turner joined The Spokesman-Review in 1988 after starting his journalism career in 1976 and working for newspapers in Arizona, Texas and Tennessee. He is a features columnist. His column, The Slice, appears six times a week.

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Idaho


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Library

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Local news

Nicholas Deshais

Joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is the urban issues reporter, covering transportation, housing, development and other issues affecting the city. He also writes the Getting There transportation column and The Dirt, a roundup of construction projects, new businesses and expansions. He previously covered Spokane City Hall.

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News


Rachel Baker

Rachel Baker joined The Spokesman-Review in 2017. As an Editorial Assistant, she inputs letters to the editor, compiles content for Today and Voice sections and composes the Education Notebook.





Ryan Collingwood

Collingwood is a crime and breaking news reporter for The Spokesman-Review. A Coeur d'Alene native, Collingwood has worked at other daily newspapers in the region, including the Coeur d'Alene Press, Lewiston Tribune and Helena Independent Record.


Rob Curley

Rob Curley is the editor of The Spokesman-Review and joined the newspaper in 2016. He has previously held leadership positions at The Orange County Register, Las Vegas Sun, Washington Post and Lawrence Journal-World.

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Amy Edelen

Amy Edelen joined The Spokesman-Review in 2017. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.










Erik Solberg

Erik Solberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2016. He is an Editorial Assistant for the newsroom compiling court records and most entertainment and social calendars for the Today and 7 sections.


John Stucke

John Stucke joined The Spokesman-Review in 2000. As Metro Editor, he directs local news coverage and oversees newsroom reporters. He has reported on business, health care, bankruptcy and agriculture for the paper.

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Online





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Sports

Jim Allen

Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, Gonzaga Universtiy women's basketball and college and high school soccer.

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Whitney Ogden

Whitney Ogden joined The Spokesman-Review in 2015. She currently is a copy editor and a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Gonzaga University and Whitworth University basketball, high school sports and the Spokane Indians baseball.

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Voices


Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.




Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her columns include Landmarks, featuring historic buildings and sites, and Front Porch.

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