The Observer’s Editorial Staff

Taylor Batten, Editorial Page Editor

Taylor Batten became editorial page editor in 2008, the day Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch. He grew up in Miami, went to Duke and Harvard and covered business and politics before holding a series of editing and management jobs. He and his staff have won first place for editorial writing and editorial pages in N.C. Press Association competitions. Reach him at tbatten@charlotteobserver.com.

Peter St. Onge, Associate Editor

Peter St. Onge has been a member of the editorial board since 2011. A New Hampshire native, Peter came to the Observer in 1999. He has been honored with national awards in news writing, investigations, business writing, sports writing and feature writing. He lives in south Charlotte with his wife and two sons. Reach him at pstonge@charlotteobserver.com.

Kevin Siers, Editorial Cartoonist

A native of Minnesota, Kevin Siers has been drawing editorial cartoons for the Observer since 1987. He began his cartooning career by drawing editorial cartoons for his hometown community newspaper between shifts working in the local iron ore mines north of Duluth. His Observer cartoons today are distributed nationwide by King Features Syndicate. Reach him at ksiers@charlotteobserver.com.

Nancy Webb, Forum Editor

Nancy Webb became Forum editor in 2009 after stints in pretty much every other department in the Observer newsroom, except Photo and Sports. She moved to Charlotte 30 years ago – when Belk had a downtown store and Ballantyne wasn’t even a pipe dream. She’s been a cop reporter, courts reporter, and line editor, including in three of the Observer’s regional newsrooms (some twice). Reach her at nwebb@charlotteobserver.com.