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Staff Biographies

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BUSINESS

 

Sangiorgio_David_web.jpgDavid V. Sangiorgio joined the Monitor team in 2007 working in a variety of positions before being named Publisher in August of 2014. He is the first Publisher in 30 years at the Monitor who rose exclusively through the business operations of the news industry.  David previously worked for The North of Boston Media Group in North Andover MA., where his newspaper career began. He graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in Marketing. David and his wife Jessica have one son.  

369-3382. dsangiorgio@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @davidsangiorgio
 

 

Gretchen.jpgGrechen Askins is the Payroll/Human Resources Manager for Newspapers of New England. She is responsible for approximately 250 employees across three newspapers, including the Monitor. Her main focus includes benefits administration, onboarding, compliance and payroll. Grechen holds a BS from Florida State University and is working toward her Master’s at Plymouth State University. She lives in Bow with her partner, son, daughter and two cats.

369-3265 gaskins@nnenews.com On Twitter @GrechenAskins

 

NEWSROOM

Leone_Steve_web.jpgSteve Leone joined the Monitor as editor in April of 2014. He’s worked for the Newport Daily News in Newport, RI, the News & Advance in Lynchburg, Va., the Portland Press Herald in Portland, Maine, the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif., and most recently was the editor of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript in Peterborough, NH. He lives in Concord with his wife and two children.

369-3301. sleone@cmonitor.com.

 
 

VanFleet_Jon_web.jpgJonathan Van Fleet is the Managing Editor and editor for PolitiFact NH. Van Fleet coordinates the Monitor’s news coverage and special projects reporting. He previously worked at The Telegraph in Nashua, and the Sun Journal in Lewiston, Maine. Born and bred in the 603, he’s a graduate of UNH and never met a spreadsheet he didn’t like. He lives in Bow and is the father of three children. 369-3303. On Twitter @CMonitor_JVF.

 
 

Wormald_Dana_web.jpgDana Wormald is the Opinion Editor and is on his second tour of duty with the Monitor. He worked on the night desk from 1995-2003 and then spent the next 11 years at the New Hampshire Union Leader, where he edited the paper’s Derry-Londonderry and Southern New Hampshire editions. In April 2014, he returned to the Monitor to write editorials and edit the Forum section. He lives in Epsom with his wife and two daughters.

369-3370. dwormald@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @danawormald.

 
 

ford_jana_web.jpgJana Ford is the day editor. She joined the Monitor staff in July 2008 working nights as a copy editor. Before that, she was editor of the Argus-Champion, a weekly newspaper in New London, and before that she was copy editor, columnist and features editor at the Eagle Times in Claremont, N.H. She grew up outside Cincinnati, Ohio, and earned a bachelor's degree in English lit and journalism from the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Weare with her husband and daughter, as well as Felix the cat and Jax the German shepherd.

 
 

Forester_Geoff_web.jpgGeoff Forester rejoined the Monitor as photo editor in 2014 after being in the position from 1987-1995. Previously, Geoff was a picture editor at the Boston Globe  from 1995-2002 and was a freelance photographer based in Concord until re-joining the Monitor.

369-3332. gforester@cmonitor.com.

 
 

 

Tim O’Sullivan joined is the Sports Editor. He joined the Monitor as a sports reporter in 2003, covering UNH football, high school sports, professional New England sports and anything else that involves athletics and is connected to central New Hampshire. Before joining the Monitor, Tim worked at the Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine. and received a B.A. in English Literature from Columbia University.

369-3341. tosullivan@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @timosullivan20.

  
Brooks_David_web.jpgDavid Brooks is a reporter and the writer of the sci/tech column Granite Geek and blog granitegeek.org, as well as moderator of the monthly Science Cafe Concord events. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mathematics he became a newspaperman, working in Virginia and Tennessee before spending 28 years at the Nashua Telegraph. He joined the Monitor in 2015. He lives in Mont Vernon with his wife, Shelley, a veterinarian; their two children are grown.
 
 

Doyle_Megan_web.jpgAlyssa Dandrea joined the Monitor as the crime and courts reporter in summer 2016. She was previously the cops and courts reporter at The Keene Sentinel in Keene, N.H., as well as a general assignment reporter at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript in Peterborough, N.H. Dandrea grew up in Vermont and graduated from Franklin Pierce Universtiry in 2011

369-3319. adandrea@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @_ADandrea.

 
 

Duckler_Ray_web.jpgRay Duckler, our intrepid columnist, has no specific beat. He floats from topic to topic, searching for the humor or sadness or humanity in each subject. A native New Yorker, he loves the Yankees and Giants. The Red Sox and Patriots? Not so much.

369-3304. rduckler@cmonitor.com.

 
 

Morris_Allie_web.jpgAllie Morris covers politics, government and energy. She joined the Monitor in February 2014 and previously worked as a reporter/producer at the PBS NewsHour in Washington D.C. She grew up in Concord and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2011.

369-3307. amorris@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @amorrisNH.

 
 

Nilsen_Ella_web.jpgElla Nilsen covers health and education. She joined the Monitor in March 2015 and previously worked as a reporter at the Keene Sentinel and a news intern at New Hampshire Public Radio. She grew up in northern New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013. 369-3322. enilsen@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @ella_nilsen.

 
 

Reed_Elodie_web.jpgElodie Reed is a multimedia reporter for the Monitor. In addition to reporting and photographing in Boscawen, Canterbury, Franklin, Loudon, Salisbury and Webster, she curates a food and farm blog called “Ag & Eats.” She grew up in Concord and Bow and received a B.A. in English and environmental studies from Amherst College. Prior to joining her hometown paper staff in November 2015, Elodie worked at the St. Albans Messenger in northern Vermont and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript in Peterborough.

369-3306. ereed@cmonitor.com On Twitter @elodie_reed.

 
 

Reid_Nick_web.jpgNick Reid is a reporter for the Monitor, covering Allenstown, Chichester, Epsom, Pembroke and Pittsfield. He joined the staff and moved to Concord in September 2014 after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Previously, he wrote for the Portsmouth Herald, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript and the school newspaper at the University of New Hampshire, from where he graduated in 2012.

369-3325. nreid@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @NickBReid.

 
 

Stoico_Nick_web.jpgNick Stoico is a regional reporter for the Monitor covering towns south and west of Concord including Bow, Dunbarton, Henniker, Hopkinton, Warner and Weare. He also works on the night desk as a copy editor and page designer. Nick joined the Monitor in May 2015, shortly after graduating from the University of New Hampshire. During college, he covered sports and news for Foster’s Daily Democrat in Dover and was editor of the student newspaper, The New Hampshire.

369-3314. nstoico@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @NickStoico.

 
 

Jimenez_Ralph_web.jpgRalph Jimenez, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, joined the Monitor as a stringer after a stint as a teacher and circus promoter and while working as a logger and sawmill worker. He joined the Monitor staff in 1981 covered many beats and wrote a science column before becoming editorial page editor in 1987. He left for the Boston Globe in 1990 and returned to the Monitor in 2001. He retired as editorial page editor in 2012 to become, among other things, an oyster farmer but continues to work part time writing editorials and serving on the editorial board.

369-3311. rjimenez@cmonitor.com.

 
 

Frantz_Elizabeth_web.jpgElizabeth Frantz joined the Monitor as a staff photographer in October 2014. Originally from upstate New York, she attended Western Kentucky University for photojournalism and interned at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa, The Fayetteville Observer in Fayetteville, N.C., and The Elkhart Truth in Elkhart, Ind., before coming to the Monitor.

369-3333. efrantz@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @lizfrantz.

 
 

Berthiaume_Michelle_web.jpgMichelle Berthiaume became a page designer, copy editor and sports photographer with the Monitor in September 2015. A diehard New England sports enthusiast, Michelle worked as a sports reporter/designer and photographer at the Keene Sentinel for two years following graduation from Keene State College in 2013. Michelle lives in Manchester, her hometown, with her dog, Copley. On Twitter @MonitorMichelle and online at MichelleBerthiaume.com.

 
 

Kinney_Sarah_web.jpgSarah Kinney joined the Monitor as a copy editor and community news editor in late 2014 after graduating from Simmons College with a degree in communications. She also is editor of the Monitor’s LiveWell magazine. Previously, she worked for the Berlin Daily Sun. A life-long New Hampshire resident, she enjoys walking in the woods, making crafts and reading anything she can get her hands on.

369-3324. skinney@cmonitor.com.

 
 

Perkins_William_web.jpgWilliam Perkins is an editor on the Monitor’s night copy desk. He joined the paper in 2014. He lives in Concord.

369-3315. wperkins@cmonitor.com.

 
 

Pezone_Michael_web.jpgMichael Pezone rejoined the Monitor in 2016 as a copy editor and reporter on both the news and sports desks. He's lived in New Hampshire the majority of his life, and is a graduate of Pinkerton Academy and Keene State College. He is a former sports editor of the Eagle Times in Claremont, and resides in Sunapee with his wife, Laura.

369-3317. mpezone@cmonitor.com. On Twitter @mpezoneNH.

  
  
 

M. Eileen Male is the newsroom clerk, entering various community information. She previously worked as a grant writer for Concord Regional VNA and public relations director for Concord Hospital. She has a bachelor's degree in English and journalism from Syracuse University and a master's degree in communications management from Simmons College. She enjoys being partially retired yet still involved in the communications field.

369-3308. emale@cmonitor.com.

 
 

Goodwin_Tim_web.jpgTim Goodwin joined the Concord Insider as a staff writer before becoming the editor in 2015. Prior to his new role in Concord, he was the sports editor for the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript in Peterborough. He lives with his wife and young daughter, and he may be the only Oregon Ducks fan you’ve ever met. tgoodwin@theconcordinsider.com

 
 

Bodell_Jon_web.jpgJon Bodell started at the Monitor in 2010 as an intern just days after graduating from UNH and currently works as a reporter/photographer for the Concord Insider. He began as a copy editor for the Nation & World pages and eventually went on to edit the Local & State section and the front page on a full-time basis. He still edits the front page one night a week. He lives in Concord with his girlfriend, Aimee, their daughter, Julia, and their two Labs.

369-3378. Jbodell@theconcordinsider.com.