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The Bellevue Reporter publishes weekly on Friday and reaches more than 40,000 homes and businesses in Bellevue and the nearby cities/communities of Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point, Evergreen Point and Beaux Arts. In all, 80 percent of residences and businesses get the Bellevue Reporter delivered to them. In addition, the Reporter publishes The Scene, an arts and entertainment magazine for the Eastside on the last Friday of each month. Bellevue is the fifth largest city in the state of Washington and lies to the east of Seattle across Lake Washington. The city was recently named by Fortune Small Business as the best place in the country to live and launch a business. If it happens in Bellevue, the Bellevue Reporter is there to cover and report on it.

 

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William  Shaw Publisher
William Shaw
425-453-2710
Shaw is a fourth generation Eastside native. His family were early homesteaders who worked the log and shingle mills in Issaquah, Redmond and the Upper Snoqualmie Valley from 1910 onward. A print media advertising consultant for a number of local community newspapers since 1986, Shaw's main focus has been on the local retail, major, national and real estate advertising categories. He has been special projects manager for Horvitz Newspapers (the former King County Journal) since 2002 and for Sound Publishing since 2006. Locally, Bill volunteers for the Issaquah Sister Cities Commission and is a member of Myrtle Lodge 108 in Issaquah and Lodge Alba 315 in Seattle.
     
Jim  Gatens Regional Advertising Sales Manager
Jim Gatens
425-453-4270
Jim Gatens, is a Washington State native and Eastside resident. He has been in management, sales and customer service for over 32 years. Jim has been with Sound Publishing for over four years working at the Redmond Reporter and now the Bellevue Reporter. He started out as an advertising sales representative, successfully partnering with his clients to help them achieve their goals. After two years he was promoted to sales manager, a position in which he continued to build and strengthen relationships with his clients and his staff. Jim believes in integrating the local paper into the community through active interaction. He attributes success in sales and readership to the familiarity and appreciation of the uniqueness of the community the paper covers. When Jim is not working he enjoys spending time with his partner and three adult children, walking his miniature schnauzer Mia, traveling, wine tasting, gardening and cooking elaborate dinners for friends and family.
     
Mary L.  Grady Editor
Mary L. Grady
(206) 232-1215 ext. 1050
Mary L. Grady became the Regional Editor of the Reporter's Eastside newsgroup (including the Bellevue Reporter, Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter and Mercer Island Reporter) in 2015. She has been the editor of the Mercer Island Reporter since October 2005. Mary was first hired at the Reporter in early 2002. She earned a degree in journalism from the University of Washington in 2001. Mary has won more than a dozen individual writing awards, and during her tenure as editor, the Mercer Island Reporter has won four General Excellence awards. Prior to becoming a journalist, Mary worked as an engineering economist and forecaster for energy companies. She holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees in applied economics. Mary is a native of Washington state and lived in Seattle before moving to Mercer Island in 2003. She and her husband, Kevin, have two daughters who have attended Mercer Island public schools.
     
Jen  Gralish Advertising Sales Consultant
Jen Gralish
425-453-4623
Jen Gralish worked as a bookseller for 15 years before joining the newspaper in 1999. In her current position, Jen enjoys the variety and challenge of helping to produce the Bellevue Reporter as well as communicating with the community about what's important to them. When not in the office, Jen and her husband, Jeff, enjoy playing pool, reading and traveling around the Pacific Northwest.
     
Jerry  Cornfield Contributor
Jerry Cornfield
360-352-8623
Jerry Cornfield is a political reporter who covers Olympia for The Daily Herald in Everett, which is among the Washington state newspapers in the Sound Publishing group. He can be contacted at jcornfield@heraldnet.com.
     
Taylor  Etchey Advertising Sales Consultant
Taylor Etchey
425-453-4270
Taylor Etchey was born and raised in Washington state and graduated from Kingston High School in 2011, where he was editor of his high school yearbook. Taylor has been around newspapers most of his life. His mother has worked for Sound Publishing for over 18 years, so he knows and understand the business.  He has been in customer service for over seven years in one aspect or another, and knows the importance of listening and understanding his customers' needs to better serve them. Taylor recently made a career change and came aboard the Bellevue Reporter as a Advertising Sales Consultant. ?
     
Sam  Boucher Advertising Sales Consultant
Sam Boucher
425-453-4276
Sam Boucher (BOO-shay) began his career in sales at Washington State University, as an advertising representative for the Daily Evergreen. During this time, he was Account Executive for WSU's Advertising Club. It was his responsibility to bring clients in for the Ad Club to work with and gain practical industry experience. After school, Sam went on and interned at Dependable Construction Supply in Seattle. He is excited to have become a member of the Sound Publishing family. Sam can often be found playing basketball in Kirkland's Grasslawn Park or soccer in Seattle's Green Lake park. When he's not playing outside, he can be found online climbing the leaderboards of Battlefield 4, League of Legends and Call of Duty.
     
Shaun  Scott Staff Writer
Shaun Scott
425-453-5054
Shaun Scott spent the past 80 months covering sports for the Puyallup Herald. He is a Washington State University graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Shaun joined the Bellevue Reporter in August of 2014. His hobbies consist of traveling, running and playing team sports.
     
Brandon  Macz Staff Writer
Brandon Macz
425-453-4602
Brandon Macz spent the past five years reporting and editing for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and Lewiston Tribune. He is a University of Idaho graduate with a B.S. in journalism. He met his wife, Holly, in college. They are slaves to two wonderful cats.

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