Friday, July 1, 2016

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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Dylan Lysen

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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.



  • 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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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.



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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  • Bob Eicher

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