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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
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
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.
Carrie  Rodriguez Editor
Carrie Rodriguez
Carrie Rodriguez joined the Bellevue Reporter in January 2016 as the editor. Prior to this position, Carrie was regional editor of Sound Publishing’s Kirkland and Bothell-Kenmore Reporter newspapers and, most recently, editor of the Federal Way Mirror. A University of Washington Husky, Carrie has two bachelors degree’s in Communications and English and during her 11-plus years in journalism has earned many awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. An upstate New York native, Carrie has lived in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years with her husband and four children.
Jen  Gralish Advertising Sales Consultant
Jen Gralish
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
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.
Allison  DeAngelis Staff writer
Allison DeAngelis
Allison DeAngelis is an Eastside native who spent the last five years in Boston writing for papers such as The Boston Globe, The Cambridge Chronicle, The MetroWest Daily News, Banker & Tradesman and others. She received a BA in journalism from Boston University. She is a slave to a German Shepard/Bassett Hound mix, Blue, and is a fan of the Boston Red Sox (Sorry Mariners fans).
Ryan  Murray Staff Writer
Ryan Murray
Ryan Murray is a born and raised Oregonian who is brand new to the state of Washington. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chapman University in Orange, California before heading into the mountains of Montana. He has writing experience at the Orange County Register in California, Daily Inter Lake in Montana and several weekly publications. He is an unrepentant Portland Trailblazers, Portland Timbers and Oregon Ducks fan, but his dog is understandably a Huskies fan. He will talk to you about craft beer forever if you let him.
Zack  McKiernan Advertising Sales Consultant
Zack McKiernan
Zach was born and raised on Mercer Island, attended Eastside Catholic and then Washington State University where he graduated in 2014. He started his professional career in retail sales and learned the importance of listening to customers to make sure that their needs are completely addressed and taken care of while still giving them the best customer service possible. Zach joined the Bellevue Reporter in August 2015 and has been working closely with clients to build a close-knit community while helping small and medium sized companies find success in their advertising and branding campaigns. When not working, he enjoys hiking on the weekends, golfing, playing with his dog, Bruce, and spending time with his friends and family.
Megan  Vertullo Advertising Sales Consultant
Megan Vertullo
Megan Vertullo was raised in the golden foothills of Mount Spokane in Mead, Washington. She was captivated by cool waters of Bellingham and began attending Western Washington University in the fall of 2008. In 2012 she graduated with a BA in History. While Megan attended college she took an active role in the Associated Students of WWU by founding a political club on campus. In 2011 she also led local efforts for a national campaign. In her free time Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking throughout the Northwest, cooking, skiing and film photography.
Shaun  Scott Staff Writer
Shaun Scott
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.

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