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STEVE BECKER

Production Editor

E-mail: steven.becker@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5221

 

 

 

TYLER BREAMAN

Reporter

Covers: Villages High School sports

E-mailtyler.breaman@thevillagesmedia.com 

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5226

 

 

SCOTT CALLIHAN

Prepress

E-mail: scott.callihan@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5335

 

 

 

DREW CHALTRY

Reporter

Covers: Recreation, softball and The Villages SC

E-maildrew.chaltry@thevillagesmedia.com 

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5233

 

 

DAVID CORDER

Senior reporter

Covers: Business, Villages government

E-maildavid.corder@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5241

 

 

AMY CORRRENTI

Managing Editor, Photography and Video

Email: amy.correnti@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 ext. 5242

 

 

 

 

MADDIE CUTLER

Reporter

Covers: Villages neighborhoods

E-mailmaddie.cutler@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5386

 

 

MOLLY DUETT

Production Editor

E-mail: molly.duett@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5259

 

 

 

KRISTEN FIORE

Senior Reporter

Covers: Entertainment

E-mailkristen.fiore@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5270

 

 

NICK FEELY

Managing Editor, Sports

E-mailnick.feely@thevillagesmedia.com 

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5267

 

  

 

MICHAEL FORTUNA

Reporter

Covers: De Allende, De La Vista, Glenbrook, Palo Alto, Polo Ridge, Rio Ponderosa, Rio Ranchero, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Summerhill, Tierra Del Sol

E-mailmichael.fortuna@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5273

 

 

MARK FRANCIS

Senior Production Editor

E-mail: mark.francis@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5274

 

 

 

MAX GERSH

Senior Photographer

Email: max.gersh@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 ext. 5334

 

 

 

RYAN GREGG

Senior Production Editor

E-mail: ryan.gregg@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5283

 

 

 

AMBER HAIR

Reporter

Covers: Alden Bungalows, Antrim Dells, Collier, Dunedin, Fernandina, Gilchrist, Hillsborough, Lake Deaton, Pinellas

E-mailamber.hair@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5284

 

 

CODY HILLS

Reporter

Covers: Wildwood Middle High School sports, polo, outdoors, fans and alumni

E-mailcody.hills@thevillagesmedia.com 

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5286

 

 

CURT HILLS

Managing Editor, Projects

E-mailcurt.hills@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5287

 

 

 

GEORGE HORSFORD

Senior Photographer

Email: george.horsford@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 ext. 5289

 

 

 

MICHAEL JOHNSON

Photographer

Email: michael.johnson@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119

 

 

 

STACIE KAMMERLING

Production Editor

E-mail: stacie.kammerling@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5295

 

 

 

LIBBY LANG

Production Editor

E-mail: libby.lang@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5302

 

 

 

HOLLY LAWLER

Associate Managing Editor, Copy editing

E-mail: holly.lawler@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5303

 

 

 

ANDREW MANZO

Production Editor

E-mail: andrew.manzo@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5406

 

 

 

GREG MILLER

Associate Managing Editor, Projects

E-mailgreg.miller@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5323

 

 

 

BILL MITCHELL

Associate Managing Editor, Photography

Email: bill.mitchell@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 ext. 5324

 

 

 

CAROL PARKER

Senior Production Editor

E-mail: carol.parker@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5297

 

 

 

KEITH PEARLMAN

Associate Managing Editor, Sports

Oversees: Sports, recreation and fitness reporting staff

E-mailkeith.pearlman@thevillagesmedia.com 

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5347

 

 

MACKENZIE RAETZ

Associate Managing Editor

OverseesStaff covering Villages neighborhoods south of CR 466A, Fruitland Park, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Sumter County

E-mailmackenzie.raetz@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5354

 

 

LAUREN RICHARDSON

Associate Managing Editor, Next Door News - Lake Sumter Landing edition

Oversees: reporters covering neighborhoods between CR 466 and CR 466a

E-maillauren.richardson@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5359

 

 

DENISE RITTER

Senior Production Editor

E-mail@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5341

 

 

 

ADAM ROGERS

Associate Managing Editor, Design

E-mail: adam.rogers@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5363

 

 

 

FRANK ROSS

Reporter

Covers: Country Club Hills, Del Mar, El Cortez, Hacienda, La Reynalda, La Zamora, Mira Mesa, Orange Blossom Gardens, Rio Grande, Silver Lake, Valle Verde

E-mailFrank.Ross@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5367

 

 

MIKE ROSTAS

Prepress

E-mail: mike.rostas@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5368

 

  

 

MICHAEL SALERNO

Senior Reporter

Covers: Environment and tourism

E-mailmichael.salerno@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5369

 

 

KATIE SARTORIS

Associate Managing Editor, Regional News

Oversees: Government, health, veterans and environment reporting staff

E-mailkatie.sartoris@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5374

 

 

LEAH SCHWARTING

Associate Managing Editor, Next Door News - Spanish Springs edition

Oversees: Staff covering neighborhoods north of CR 466

E-mailleah.schwarting@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5375

 

 

JILL SHERMAN

Senior Production Editor

E-mail: jill.sherman@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5376

 

 

 

CINDY SKOP

Senior Photographer

Email: cindy.skop@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 ext. 5292

 

 

 

COLIN SMITH

Managing Editor, Innovation

E-mail: colin.smith@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5382

 

 

 

SCOTT STAHMER

Senior Production Editor

E-mail: scott.stahmer@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5357

 

 

 

PATRICIA STEELE

Senior Reporter

Covers: Religion and charities

E-mailpatricia.steele@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5387

 

 

RACHEL STUART

Reporter

Covers: Lady Lake and Fruitland Park

E-mailrachel.stuart@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5390

 

 

SHARON SULLIVAN

Managing Editor, Production

E-mail: sharon.sullivan@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5391

 

 

 

CIARA VARONE

Reporter

Covers: Health, assisted living communities

E-mailciara.varone@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5395

 

 

HEATHER WEINSHEIMER

Senior Production Editor

E-mail: heather.weinsheimer@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5396

 

 

 

RACHEL WHETSTONE

Associate Managing Editor, Local News

Oversees: Entertainment, education, charities and religion reporting staff

E-mailrachel.whetstone@thevillagesmedia.com 

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5397

 

 

ERIN WILLIAMS

Senior Photographer

Email: erin.williams@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 ext. 5399

 

 

 

SARAH WILSON

Senior Reporter

CoversCharlotte, Fenney, Osceola Hills at Soaring Eagle Preserve, Sanibel, Wildwood and Sumter County

E-mailsarah.wilson@thevillagesmedia.com

Phone: 352-753-1119 Ext. 5401

  

 

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