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Karen Hill - Group Publisher (She/Her)

Karen Hill
In 2006, I took on the position of publisher at the Vernon Morning Star. After four years there, I made my way back to Kelowna in September 2010...

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Jen Zielinski - Bureau Chief of B.C. Interior South Division (She/Her)

Jen Zielinski
Graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. Also holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University.

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Brittany Webster - Multimedia Journalist (She/Her)

Brittany Webster
A video journalist with Black Press Media. I recently made the exciting move from my radio anchor position at AM 1150 to this new venture.

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Barry Gerding - Regional Editor

Barry Gerding
Senior regional reporter for Black Press Media in the Okanagan. I have been a journalist in the B.C. community newspaper field for 37 years...

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Sydney Watt - Lead Paginator

Sydney Watt
Lead paginator for the Okanagan at Black Press Media.

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Roxanne Mackintosh - Multimedia Marketing Specialist (She/Her)

Roxanne Mackintosh
Started my career in media and marketing back in 2011. After seven years in marketing in Alberta, I decided to relocate to Kelowna in September 2020.

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Roxanne Mackintosh - Multimedia Marketing Specialist (She/Her)

Becca Yaworski
I grew up in the Okanagan, spending countless hours on the lake, at the hill, and on the basketball court. My passion for people and the Okanagan led me to pursue a career in multimedia marketing, as my heart is to help our local community flourish!

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