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The Charlotte Observer - Staff Listing

Mailing address:
The Charlotte Observer
550 S. Caldwell Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Customer Service

EmailPhone
Customer Service (704) 358-5512


Executive Team

Executive Team MemberTitlePhone
Ann Caulkins President and Publisher (704) 358-5000
Rick Thames Editor/VP, News (704) 358-5000
Sherry Chisenhall Managing Editor (704) 358-5000
Taylor Batten Editorial Page Editor (704) 358-5000
Kelly Mirt VP, Advertising (704) 358-5333
Jim Puryear Regional VP / Audience Development(919) 829-4727
Letitia Smith Human Resources Business Partner (704) 358-5717


Advertising Management

ManagersTitle/AreaPhone
Kelly Mirt VP, Advertising (704) 358-5333
Phyllis WeberDirector, Local Retail & Digital (704) 358-5345
Donna Gordon Director, Major Retail & National (704) 358-5280


Newsroom Staff

Administration

Staff MemberTitle/AreaPhone
Rick Thames Editor/VP, News (704) 358-5000
Sherry Chisenhall Managing Editor (704) 358-5000
June Lancaster Asst to the Editor (704) 358-5043
Robin Johnston NewsDesk Director (704) 358-5247


Business

Staff MemberTitle/AreaPhone
John Arwood Business/Metro Editor (704) 358-5176
Katie PeraltaReporter/Retail, Breaking Business704-358-5079
Ely Portillo Reporter/Economic Development (704) 358-5041
Deon Roberts Reporter/Banking (704) 358-5248
Rick Rothacker Reporter/Investigations (704) 358-5170
Celeste Smith ShopTalk Editor (704) 358-5087


Editorial Pages

Staff MemberTitle/AreaPhone
Taylor Batten Editor of Editorial Pages (704) 358-5934
Peter St. Onge Associate Editor (704) 358-5029
Kevin Siers Editorial Cartoonist (704) 358-5018
Nancy Webb Editorial Assistant (704) 358-5106


Features

Staff MemberTitle/AreaPhone
Helen Schwab Features Editor (704) 358-5250
Cristina Bolling Reporter/Style(704) 358-5040
Nancy Brachey Columnist/Gardening(704) 358-5040
Tim Funk Reporter/Faith & Values (704) 358-5703
Karen Garloch Reporter/Health (704) 358-5078
Theoden Janes Pop Culture Reporter (704) 358-5897
Dannye Powell Reporter/Reading (704) 358-5230
Kathleen Purvis Food Editor (704) 358-5236
Lawrence Toppman Theatre/Dance/Movie Critic (704) 358-5232
Mark Washburn TV/Radio Writer/Local Columnist (704) 358-5007


Metro

Staff MemberTitle/AreaPhone
Gary SchwabMetro/Enterprise Editor(704) 358-5120
Jane Pope Front Page Editor (704) 358-5052
Ronnie Glassberg Assistant Metro/Politics Editor (704) 358-5819
Doug Miller Assistant Metro/Investigations Editor (704) 358-5107
Roland Wilkerson Morning Digital Editor (704) 358-5903
Ames Alexander Reporter/Investigations (704) 358-5060
Adam Bell Reporter/Asst. Metro Editor (704) 358-5696
Ann Doss Helms Reporter/Education (704) 358-5033
Michael Gordon Reporter/Courts (704) 358-5095
Steve Harrison Reporter/City Govt (704) 358-5160
Bruce Henderson Reporter/Environment (704) 358-5051
Fred Kelly Reporter/Investigations (704) 358-5027
Joe Marusak Reporter/Breaking News (704) 987-3670
Jim Morrill Reporter/Politics (704) 358-5059
Gavin Off Reporter/Investigations (704) 358-6038
Mark Price Reporter/Philanthropy (704) 358-5245


Online

Staff MemberTitle/AreaPhone
Mandy Raven Site Administrator, MomsCharlotte.com(704) 358-5081
Corey InscoeCharlotte Five editor/reporter (704) 358-5923
Katie ToussaintCharlotte Five reporter (704) 358-5945


Photography

Staff MemberTitle/AreaPhone
Todd Sumlin Video/ Photographer Director (704) 358-5154
David T. Foster III Photographer (704) 358-5231
Davie Hinshaw Photographer (704) 358-5198
Diedra Laird Photographer (704) 358-5859
John Simmons Photographer (704) 358-5182
Jeff Siner Photographer (704) 358-5877


Regionals

Staff MemberTitle/AreaPhone
Cliff Harrington Regional Publications Editor (704) 358-6048


Research for newsroom journalists

Library lib@charlotteobserver.com


Sports

Staff Member Title/Area Phone
Mike Persinger Executive Sports Editor(704) 358-5132
Rick Bonnell Reporter/Hornets(704) 358-5129
Scott Fowler Columnist(704) 358-5140
Harry Pickett Deputy Sports Editor (704) 358-5127
Joe PersonReporter/Panthers (704) 358-5123
Jourdan Rodrigue Reporter/Panthers(704) 358-5071
Michael Reader Online Sports Producer (704) 358-5780
David Scott Reporter/General Assignment(704) 358-5889
Langston Wertz Reporter/Preps(704) 358-5133


Carolinas NewsDesk

Staff MemberTitle/AreaPhone
Robin Johnston NewsDesk Director (704) 358-5247
Ricky Barger Team Leader (704) 358-5126
Eric Edwards Team Leader (704) 358-5072
Trent Roberts Team Leader (704) 358-5155
Leland Senn Team Leader (704) 358-5088