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Mike Murray - Publisher

About Mike Murray:

Mike Murray is a senior executive who has over 45 years’ experience, with a diverse sales and marketing background in print and digital media, including newspapers and magazines. In addition to his publishing roles, Murray has served as President of a full-service advertising agency specializing in the financial field, Senior Vice President for a major publicly traded media concern, Vice President for a private media company, and Managing Partner for a private consulting firm, with an emphasis on management restructuring and cost containment. Murray also has served as a partner in a small media group.
He has been instrumental in developing and leading consumer-related services and has been nationally recognized for his work in the media industry. Murray also has been a member of both industry and non-industry-related boards and has been a featured speaker on newspaper development.

Sarah Hando - Suburban Editor

About Sarah Hando:

Sarah Hite Hando is the suburban editor at our Community News Group, which oversees our newspapers in the Back Mountain, Greater Pittston and the Abingtons. Sarah’s name should be familiar to readers of The Dallas Post and The Times Leader. Her byline has graced our pages as both a former reporter and, more recently, as a correspondent. Sarah has a tough job. She works out of three offices — Wilkes-Barre, Pittston and Clarks Summit — and helps mentor a talented group of young reporters.

Elizabeth Baumeister - Reporter/Community News Group

About Elizabeth Baumeister:

Elizabeth Baumeister began working at The Abington Journal as a reporter/photographer in July, 2011, and now covers a variety of news and feature topics for The Abington Journal and The Dallas Post. She is a graduate of Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, where she earned an A.A.S. degree in Journalism and Media Writing in 2012 and an A.A.S degree in Photography in 2014. She hails from Dalton, and enjoys hiking, attending concerts and staying active as a member of Restored Church, Wilkes-Barre. Her favorite food group is caffeine.

Robert Tomkavage - Reporter/Community News Group

About Robert Tomkavage:

Robert Tomkavage covers the Abington Heights School District for the Times Leader Media Group. Robert started working at The Abington Journal as a sports correspondent in 2010, before being hired as a full-time reporter. Robert lives in Peckville and enjoys playing golf.