Contact the Baltimore Banner newsroom

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Newsroom staff

Kimi Yoshino
Editor in Chief

Andrea K. McDaniels
Managing Editor

Richard Martin
Deputy Managing Editor

Lawrence Burney
Arts and Culture Editor

John O’Connor
Political Editor

Emma Patti Harris
Senior Director of Audience & Experience

T.J. Ortenzi
Director of Audience

Michael Hughes
Copy Editor

Norm Gomlak
Local News Editor

Kirk McKoy
Photo Editor

Jamyla Krempel
Digital Editor

Leah Brennan
Copy Editor

Krishna Sharma
Audience Engagement Editor

Other newsroom staff

Penelope Blackwell
Breaking News Reporter

Cody Boteler
Author of The Scan

Liz Bowie
Baltimore City Education Reporter

Taji Burris
Music and Culture Reporter

Jessica Calefati
Education Enterprise Reporter

Ben Conarck
Criminal Justice Reporter

Alejandro Danois
Sports Reporter

Taylor DeVille
Baltimore County Reporter

Justin Fenton
Investigative Reporter

Kristen Griffith
Baltimore County Education Reporter

Sophie Kasakove
Housing Reporter

Ryan Little
Data Journalist

Laila Milevski
News Designer and Illustrator

Tim Prudente
Enterprise Reporter

Clara Longo de Freitas
Neighborhood and Community Reporter (East Baltimore)

Hallie Miller

Ulysses Muñoz
Visual Journalist

Cadence Quaranta
Breaking News Reporter

Julie Scharper
Enterprise Reporter

Dylan Segelbaum
Courts Reporter

Brenna Smith
Visual Investigative Reporter

Imani Spence
Arts and Community Reporter

Leslie Gray Streeter

Emily Sullivan
Baltimore City Hall Reporter

Christina Tkacik
Food Reporter

Nick Thieme
Data Journalist

Jasmine Vaughn-Hall
Neighborhood and Community Reporter (West Baltimore)

John-John Williams IV
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reporter

Adam Willis
Local Government Reporter

Brenda Wintrode
State Government Reporter

Pamela Wood
Maryland Politics Reporter

Alissa Zhu
Immigration Reporter

Creatives in Residence

The Baltimore Banner “Creatives in Residence” program helps amplify the work of artists and writers from the Baltimore region. The inaugural class includes poets, essayists, designers, bloggers, and experienced journalists, each with a unique perspective and Baltimore experience to inform their reporting and storytelling. Read more here.

Kondwani Fidel
Poet and essayist

Kerry Graham
English teacher and a writer

Mikea Hugley
Graphic designer and illustrator

Wallace Lane
Poet, writer, and author

Simone Phillips
Food blogger

E.R. Shipp
Journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist

D. Watkins

Newsroom support staff

Uhmar Alston
Executive Assistant