Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Staff Directory

Administration
  • Edward Seaton

    Chairman

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    Started at The Mercury in June 1969.

    Previous experience: Reporter and copy editor The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky., 1968-1969. Served as president, American Society of Newspaper Editors (1998-99) and Inter American Press Association (1989-1990).

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University, 1965. Graduate studies Universidad Central, Quito, Ecuador (1965-66, Fulbright scholar); University of Missouri School of Journalism (1966-67).

    Personal: Born Feb. 5, 1943. Married to Karen (Mathisen) Seaton, housewife and former college Spanish teacher. Two sons, Ned and Jay.



  • Ned Seaton

    Publisher, Editor-In-Chief

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    Ned Seaton has been with The Mercury since July, 1996. Previously served as the news editor through October 1999.

    Previous experience: Reporter at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, 1993-1996. Newsman at the Kansas City bureau of the Associated Press, 1992-1993. Reporter at the Orange County (Calif.) Register, 1990-1992.

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University, 1990. Manhattan High School, 1986.

    Born Dec. 13, 1967. Three children: Jake, Hannah and Brett.



Editors
  • Greg Doering

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  • Joshua Kinder

    Sports Editor

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    Sports editor at The Mercury since January 2007 — beat writer for Kansas State football, women’s basketball and co-beat writer for men’s basketball, while also assisting in some high school coverage. Also serves as lead designer for sports, including all special sections. One of 870 selected national media voters for the Heisman Trophy since 2009.

    Previous experience: Sports writer, The Lawton (Okla.) Constitution, Aug. 2006-Dec. 2006; Sports writer, Dodge City (Kan.) Daily Globe, June 2004-Aug. 2006; Part-time sports writer, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, April 2000-March 2003; Managing editor, Kansas State Collegian, summer 2003; Sports editor, Kansas State Collegian, fall 1999.

    You can follow Joshua on Twitter @Joshua_Kinder.



  • Megan Moser

    Executive Editor

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    Started at The Mercury in January 2008.

    Leads and edits a seven-person staff, while serving as the head designer for the news side.



  • Mike Dendurent

    Wire Editor

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  • Walt Braun

    Editorial Page Editor

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    Started at The Mercury in April 1990 as the news editor. Became the editorial page editor in July 1994.

    Previous experience: Reporting at the Emporia Gazette, 1979-1983. Also worked in succession as a reporter and copy editor for the Bristol, Va., Herald-Courier, a reporter for the Kingsport, Tenn., Times-News; city editor at the Rock Hill, S.C., Herald, and copy editor at Charlotte, N.C., Observer before moving to The Mercury.



Reporters
  • Bethany Knipp

    Reporter

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    Started at The Mercury in July 2013.



  • Brady Bauman

    Sports Writer

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    Rejoined The Mercury’s sports staff in January of 2015 after spending a year on the news side working as a general assignment reporter. Worked as a part-time sports writer at The Mercury for five years before moving to the news desk.



  • Bryan Richardson

    Reporter

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    Education reporter at The Mercury since August 2010

    Previously: Reporter at the Columbia Missourian (January 2009 - May 2009, January 2010 - May 2010);
    Copy Editor at the Columbia Missourian (August 2009 - December 2009)



  • Chris Haxel

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  • Grant Guggisberg

    Sports Writer

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    Sports writer at The Mercury since July 2012, serving as the primary beat writer for all Manhattan High sports, while also assisting with K-State coverage.

    Previous experience: Manhattan correspondent, Topeka Capital Journal, July 2011-July 2012 and Feb. 2010-May 2010; Sports editor, Pratt Tribune, June 2010-July 2011. Sports editor, Kansas State Collegian, Aug. 2009-May 2010. Sports writer, Kansas State Collegian, Aug. 2008-Aug. 2009.

    You can follow Grant on Twitter @GrantGuggisberg.



  • Joe Atmonavage

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  • Joel Jellison

    Sports Writer

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    Sports writer at The Mercury since May 2007, full-time since May 2009. Started as the Manhattan High beat writer, while also assisting in coverage of K-State sports and area high schools. Became the K-State men’s basketball beat writer in July 2012, while continuing to assist in coverage of K-State football and area preps.

    Previous experience: Sports editor, Kansas State Collegian, Spring 2008; Sports writer, Kansas State Collegian, Fall 2007; Sports and video production, Royal Purple Yearbook, 2008-09 school year; Part-time sports writer; Dodge City (Kan.) Daily Globe, Sept. 2003- May 2007.

    You can follow Joel on Twitter @Joel_Jellison.



  • Kristina Jackson

    Reporter

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    Started working at The Mercury in August 2013 as a news reporter and serves as one of the primary page designers on the news side.



  • Lea Skene

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  • Lindsay McNary

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Photographers
  • Sarah Midgorden

    Staff Photographer

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    Started working as a staff photographer at The Mercury in September of 2011.

    A native of Independence, Mo., and a University of Missouri graduate, Sarah’s previous experience includes staff photographer and photo editor positions at the Columbia Missourian.



  • Chris Bronson

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Advertising Representatives
  • Steve Stallwitz

    Director of Advertising and Production

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    Advertising and production director with The Mercury since 1988.

    Previous experience: Management in radio, advertising agencies and newspapers in Texas, Kansas and North Carolina.



  • Jemie Wataha

    Office Manager

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    Customer service representative with The Mercury from 2000-10. Office Manager since 2010.



  • Tami Yeager

    Advertising Representative

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Circulation & Subscription Staff
  • Bonnie Raglin

    Circulation Director

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  • Kari Wilson

    Customer Service Supervisor

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    Has worked intermittently at the Mercury since 2001. In addition to working in customer service, has also been a carrier and bundle hauler.



  • Circulation

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  • Ronnie Roberts

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System Support
  • Brian Carter

    Systems Coordinator

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  • Jelani Yancey

    Online Content Manager

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    Web editor with The Mercury since July 2010. Previously, blogger and retail henchman.



  • Keri Manley

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  • Pat Jarvis

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