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ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES EDITORS:

luige-1-100x150Luige del Puerto
Associate Publisher & Arizona News Service Editor
ldelpuerto@azcapitoltimes.com
602-889-7131
@LdelPuerto on Twitter
An award-winning journalist, Luige oversees the newsroom of the Arizona Capitol Times. He also manages the business units of Arizona News Service. In addition, Luige edits the Legislative Report, one of Arizona’s premier political tipsheets. He is a native of the Philippines and previously worked in Manila for the nation’s largest daily newspaper, The Philippine Daily Inquirer. At the Inquirer, he covered crime, labor, elections and national security. He was also part of the paper’s special projects team and covered several coup d’état attempts in his home country before moving to the United States in 2006. Luige graduated with honors from the school of journalism at the University of Philippines. He joined the Arizona Capitol Times shortly after moving to Arizona. He has won numerous local and national awards in the U.S. for his reporting about politics, including earning first place for politics and government reporting in the Arizona Press Club’s annual contest.

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gary-2-100x150Gary Grado
Managing Editor
ggrado@azcapitoltimes.com
602-889-7111
@geegra on Twitter
Gary has been a journalist since 1994 and worked at two other newspapers in the Valley before joining the Arizona Capitol Times in 2010. Gary, a Valley resident since 1988, spent 13 years at the Pulitzer Prize-winning East Valley Tribune, where he covered courts, public safety and municipal government. He won third place for Best News Story in the 2008 Arizona Newspapers Association Better Newspapers Contest for a story about a jailhouse interview with a mass murderer, and he also contributed to other award-winning stories throughout the years. At the Chandler Independent, he covered municipal government for three years. Gary is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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don-2-100x150Don Harris
Copy Editor

dharris@azcapitoltimes.com
602-889-7136
Don joined Arizona Capitol Times as copy editor/reporter in 2001, capping a journalism career that began in Chicago. Immediately prior to his service with the Capitol Times, for nearly nine years Don was a public information officer for state of Arizona agencies, first with the Department of Commerce and then the Department of Insurance. Don also covered politics, organized labor and general assignments at The Arizona Republic for 19 years, periodically serving as an assistant city editor. At The Republic, Don covered the Arizona House of Representatives for 10 years, as well as five national political conventions and most major political races. Political figures he covered extensively include Barry Goldwater, Bruce Babbitt, Burton Barr, Evan Mecham, and Rose Mofford. He received several journalism awards in Arizona and Chicago. Don, his wife and their three children moved to Arizona from Chicago in 1973, after having been a reporter for the Chicago Today/Chicago American for a number of years.

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ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES REPORTERS:

 

andrew-niclaAndrew Nicla
Reporter
anicla@azcapitoltimes.com
602-889-7132
.@AndrewNicla on Twitter 

Prior to joining the Arizona Capitol Times, Andrew covered environment issues for The Arizona Republic as a Pulliam fellow. Andrew was the politics editor for the independent student publication State Press at Arizona State University.  While at Cronkite, Andrew served as Washington correspondent for Cronkite News and Arizona PBS, covering immigration, border policy and the Arizona delegation. Andrew has worked in newsrooms in Colorado Springs, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. and his work has appeared in USA Today, The Arizona Republic, AZFamily.com (KTKV & KPHO-TV), KTAR, the Arizona Capitol Times, Arizona Daily Sun, KKTV 11 News, The State Press and Cronkite News/Arizona PBS.

Beat Assignments:
• Governor’s Office
• State agencies

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dillon4Dillon Rosenblatt
Reporter
drosenblatt@azcapitoltimes.com
602-889-7146
@DillonReedRose on Twitter
Dillon covers education and criminal justice for Arizona Capitol Times. From New Jersey, he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, with a related area in Film. After graduating, he went on to work for iHeart Media in Phoenix, and became the Social Media Editor for the Phoenix New Times.

Beat Assignments:

• Arizona Department of Education
• Arizona courts
• Arizona Corporation Commission

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julia-shumway-copyJulia Shumway
Reporter
jshumway@azcapitoltimes.com
602-889-7143
.@JShumway on Twitter
Julia covers the Arizona Senate for the Arizona Capitol Times. She was raised in Arizona and studied journalism at Arizona State University, but left for snowier climes in 2015. She most recently spent two years with The Bulletin in Bend, Oregon, where she covered local government and the challenges that come with being one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Prior to working in Oregon, she covered the 2017 session of Nebraska’s unicameral legislature for the Associated Press and worked as a local government reporter and copy editor for Iowa’s oldest newspaper, The (Burlington) Hawk Eye. While at ASU, she served as a reporter, news editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief of the university’s student-run newspaper, The State Press and managed its transition to an entirely digital publication. Julia also wrote for The East Valley Tribune and reported on politics and the 2014 midterm elections for The Arizona Republic.

Beat Assignments:
• State Senate