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Penny  Sakamoto Publisher
Penny Sakamoto
1-250-480-3204
Penny Sakamoto is group publisher for Black Press-Greater Victoria, leading a team of about 65 staff and approximately 1,200 newspaper carriers. She graduated from journalism school in Winnipeg and has spent her career in the newspaper business in Canada and the U.S. She served as president of the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association and on the board of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association. In 2008, Sakamoto was awarded the Silver Quill Award for more than 25 years of distinguished service to the industry. Sakamoto works out of the Broughton Street office in downtown Victoria.
     
Director of Sales
Oliver Sommer
1-250-480-3274
     
Daniel  Palmer Editor
Daniel Palmer
250-480-3262
A Newfoundland native, Daniel graduated high school in the Lower Mainland and attended the University of Victoria, graduating in political science and psychology. He completed the journalism certificate program at Langara College, and his work has since appeared in Metro, The Province and Black Press publications across B.C. Daniel joined Victoria News in July 2012 as a reporter and became editor of Saanich News in July 2014.
     
staff
Jim Zeeben
     
Travis  Paterson Reporter
Travis Paterson
250-480-3279
Travis Paterson interned at Toro Magazine and The Hockey News while completing the Print Futures writing program at Douglas College. His passion for the community runs deep. He believes in the ability of athletics, arts and community engagement to offer stewardship and the power of positive thinking.
     
Reporter
Natalie North
     
Reporter
Kyle Slavin
     
Editor
Edward Hill
     
Reporter
Angela Cowan
     
Reporter
Andrea Peacock
     
Barbara  Roden Circulation/Reception
Barbara Roden
Barbara writes a bi-monthly article on the area's rich history and fills in for the editor when they're on vacation.
     
Reporter
Nate Clark
     
Reporter
Ben Gawletz
     
Contributor
Contributed
     
Contributor
Jennifter Blyth
     
Reporter
Erin McCracken
250 381-3633 ext. 3256
     
Reporter
Erin Cardone
     
Reporter
Devon MacKenzie
     
Reporter
Tim Collins
     
Reporter
Don Descoteau
250-381-3633 ext 3245
     
Editor
Pirjo Raits
     
Reporter
Sharron Ho
     
Reporter
Charla Huber
250-478-9552
     
Editor
Laura Lavin
     
Reporter
Roszan Holmen
250 381-3633 ext. 3290

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