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Sean took over as publisher of the News Bulletin in 2017. For more than 20 years, he’s been an important contributor to the newspaper’s success, leading and participating in numerous community events.
Melissa was appointed managing editor of the News Bulletin in August 2012. She has also held positions as arts editor and general assignment reporter since January 2004. A graduate of Thompson Rivers University’s Bachelor of Journalism program, Melissa earned her Master of Arts in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University in 2016.
Karl is the education, court and regional district government reporter for the Nanaimo News Bulletin. He interned at Metro News Vancouver and has been with Black Press since 2010. He won a Canadian Community Newspaper Award in 2012 for Best Editorial Page (Grand Forks Gazette).
Nicholas joined the Nanaimo News Bulletin in December 2013. He covers the Lantzville area and other issues in the Nanaimo region. Born in Romania but raised primarily in Southern Ontario, he graduated from Centennial College’s journalism program in 2012.
Tamara grew up in Nanaimo and is happy to be back in the area as a senior reporter at Nanaimo News Bulletin, covering city hall, health and general news. She graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 2008 and has become an award-winning reporter, working at daily and weekly newspapers in B.C. and Alberta. She joined the News Bulletin in 2013.
Greg has been sports editor at the Nanaimo News Bulletin since 2004.
Rachel has worked with Black Press since 2006 and has covered sports, news and community issues. She is currently the arts editor covering arts and entertainment. She has been recognized twice, receiving a silver and bronze Ma Murray certificate for her photography from the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspapers Association and was part of the Nanaimo Bulletin arts writing team that garnered the newspaper a second place Best Coverage of the Arts Award from the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.
Chris has been with the Nanaimo News Bulletin since 1998. He is the News Bulletin’s lead photographer and has photographed and reported on spot news, business, technology, features, advertising, sports and just about anything else that gets tossed on his desk. Bush holds several provincial and national awards for spot and feature photography.
Darrell Summerfelt has been doing newspaper and ad layout since he was 18 in his home town of Sechelt. After moving to the Island with his family, he found work at the Nanaimo News Bulletin in 1993. Twenty years later, he became production supervisor. He is proud to be part of a team of such talented individuals.
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