Our Team

Kathy Michaels
Kathy Michaels
Kathy Michaels has covered everything from arts to crime for the Capital News since 2008. When she has time to ruminate on the matters that impact this city she puts them in her column Kathartic, which is published Fridays.

B.C. Interior South

Dave Hamilton

Dave has worked with Black Press since 2007 beginning his career in sales at the Comox Valley Record, then taking on multiple Black Press publisher and group publisher roles including the Fernie Free Press, Invermere Valley Echo, Golden Star, Campbell River Mirror, Comox Valley Record, Comox Valley Echo and the North Island Gazette.

Director of Sales
B.C. Interior South

Karen Hill

In October of 1989, Karen began her career in the classified department at the Kelowna Capital News. Most of her tenure in Kelowna was spent in the accounting department where she worked her way to group controller for the Interior with Lower Mainland Publishing and then West Partners Publishing when they bought the newspaper in 2001. In 2003, Black Press purchased the Capital News and Karen integrated into the accounting department, working with the president on all the southern divisions until she took on the position of publisher at the Vernon Morning Star in 2006. In September 2010, she made her way back to Kelowna as publisher of the Capital News and Lake Country Calendar, as well as our specialty products Food & Wine Trails and Grapes to Wine.

Barry Gerding

Senior Regional Reporter
Barry Gerding

Barry Gerding is senior regional reporter for Black Press in the Central Okanagan. He was the editor of the Kelowna Capital News for 16 years before taking on the regional position in late 2016.

Carli Berry

Staff Reporter
Carli Berry

Carli Berry joined the Capital News in January of 2017 after beginning her career by working at both the Vernon Morning Star and Salmon Arm Observer. She graduated from Thompson Rivers University’s journalism program.

Michelle Trudeau

Special Features / Display advertising
Michelle Trudeau


Michelle has been with the Capital News since May 2010 in our classified department and has been the front desk gal.
She greets you when you come in and enjoys doing special display features for the Capnews. She is also the gal that calls you when you win a terrific prize from the awesome contests we have each month.

Regional Circulation Manager
Brian Gold


Multi Media Marketing Consultant
Katelyn Fisher


Marketing Strategist
James Mugwe
I bring a diverse range of experience in marketing of indoor / outdoor events, retail and commercial sales, web design and videography.
On the days that I am not working , you will find me enjoying long hikes , walks with my wife and family , Playing music and trying to learn how to Ski.
I believe in business development in our community and supporting every new and established entrepreneurs success is my goal.

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