Staff Directory



Leone_Steve_web.jpg Steve Leone joined the Monitor as editor in April of 2014 and served through 2020, when he became publisher and vice president of news for the Newspapers of New England. 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. He lives in Concord with his wife and two children.

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VanFleet_Jon_web.jpg Jonathan Van Fleet is the editor-in-chief. Van Fleet has been coordinating the Monitor’s news coverage and special projects reporting since 2014. 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.
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Kinney_Sarah_web.jpgSarah Pearson  is news editor for the Monitor.  She started as a copy editor and community news editor in December 2014 after graduating from Simmons College. She previously worked for the Berlin Sun. A life-long New Hampshire resident, she now lives in Concord with her husband and child.


Allie-account-picture.jpgAllie Ginwala has been the audience engagement editor for the Monitor since March 2021. She manages the Opinion section and community engagement initiatives. A New Hampshire native, she graduated from UNH and wrote for a number of NH publications, including The Hippo and The Keene Sentinel, before moving to New York City to earn her master's degree from Pratt Institute. Before joining the Monitor, she was the coordinator for The Open Newsroom, an initiative in NYC to make local news more collaborative.

Twitter @allieginwala


Forester_Geoff_web.jpg Geoff 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 .

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Cassidy2.jpgCassidy Jensen has been a reporter at the Monitor, covering the city of Concord and criminal justice, since June 2021. Previously, she was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, where she earned a master's degree. Her work has been published in Documented, THE CITY, Washington City Paper and Street Sense Media. When she's not at City Council meetings, you can find her hiking in the White Mountains., (603) 369-3322 Twitter @cassidymjensen


David Brooks is a reporter and the writer of the sci/tech column Brooks_David_web.jpg Granite Geek and blog, 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. 

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Duckler_Ray_web.jpg Ray Duckler, our intrepid columnist, focuses on the Suncook Valley. 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.

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Teddy RosenbluthTeddy Rosenbluth is a Report for America corps member covering health care issues for the Concord Monitor since spring 2020. She has covered science and health care for Los Angeles Magazine, the Santa Monica Daily Press and UCLA's Daily Bruin, where she was a health editor and later magazine director. Her investigative reporting has brought her everywhere from the streets of Los Angeles to the hospitals of New Delhi. Her work garnered first place for Best Enterprise News Story from the California Journalism Awards, and she was a national finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Best Magazine Article. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology.


Eileen O'Grady Eileen.jpgis a Report for America corps member covering education for the Concord Monitor since spring 2020. O’Grady is the former managing editor of Scope magazine at Northeastern University in Boston, where she reported on social justice issues, community activism, local politics and the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a native Vermonter and worked as a reporter covering local politics for the Shelburne News and the Citizen. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Bay State Banner, and VTDigger. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in politics and French from Mount Holyoke College, where she served as news editor for the Mount Holyoke News from 2017-2018.


Matt.jpgMatt Parker is a sports reporter at the Monitor and started in August 2021. He is an Ohio native and relishes being from the Buckeye state. A proud graduate of Ohio University located in Athens, Ohio, he served as the sports editor for the student-run newspaper, The Post, from 2019-20. When not at a game or chasing around a coach, you can catch him playing his guitars or looking for the next Peanuts memorabilia piece to add in his growing collection.


BHSFlyerphoto.jpgDan Attorri has been a part-time sports reporter with the Monitor since September 2012. Dan grew up in Bow and read the Monitor sports section as a kid. Dan has also helped with community sections over the years. He lives in Nashua with his wife.


Hannah Sampadian is a paginator and copy editor for the Monitor as well as a contributing editor for several of Newspaper of New England's publications. Born and raised in New Hampshire's capital city, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and doing anything outdoors. Hannah is a 2016 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she earned her bachelor's degree in journalism.

Stoico_Nick_web.jpg Nick Stoico  works part-time  as a copy editor and page designer while attending graduate school at Northeastern. 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. . On Twitter @NickStoico.




Ralph Jimenez, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, joined Jimenez_Ralph_web.jpg
 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.

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Sean.jpgSean McKenna has rejoined the Concord Monitor as Revenue Director for his second stint with the paper. In his first tour from 2011-2014 he served as Advertising Director. Newspaper ink is in his blood, with over 25 years (not including paper boy) in the newspaper industry, he has held roles in almost every department from distribution to advertising. In advertising he came in at a perfect time to realize the value of local news in traditional form while also adapting with technology to help advertisers deliver their message in both print and digital. He also serves as Director of Sales and Marketing for NNE Digital, our parent company’s digital arm.

Phone: 603-369-3347

Steve Pare, Advertising Director
1516349200157.jpgSteve  joined the Concord Monitor in March 2021. Prior to that, he was Advertising Director at the North of Boston Media Group selling print,digital, and magazine solutions for local businesses.  Steve has built a career around his passion for helping advertisers grow their businesses in New Hampshire, utilizing print and digital solutions. He lives in Manchester with his wife and daughter.





Deb2.jpgDeborah Spaulding, Classified Sales, Help Wanted Specialist, Legal Notices

Deborah is originally from Massachusetts. She has two sons and five grandchildren. She started working at Essex County Newspapers in Beverly, MA, in the early 1990s, and has been in the newspaper business for almost 30 years. When she is not working, she loves going to the beach and being with her grandchildren.

Phone: 603-369-3233




Justin Graybill, Advertising Account Executive, Concord Heights to the Seacoast 
justin-graybill.jpg Justin lives in Concord, New Hampshire with his wife and two children. He is originally from Pennsylvania, where he spent 7 years as a Photojournalist for Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. He brings his newspaper and digital experience to his role as an advertising account executive at the Concord Monitor. Justin is an Air Force veteran, and has a Private Pilot License. He enjoys spending time at the beach and traveling with his family

Phone: (603) 369-3274




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