Digital copy desk chief |
Common has been at the Star Tribune since 2001. Before joining the online staff, he served as a suburban editor and a senior copy editor who supervised the production of our Business section. He was also the first "voice" behind the Star Tribune's Twitter feed back in 2010-11. Common grew up in Apple Valley and graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he was little, he sat at his kitchen table pretending to be Dave Moore, reading news items aloud out of the Minneapolis Star. When not on the job, he is a fan of the Twins, the Lynx and, of course, the Northwestern Wildcats.
Prather attended high school in Fargo, N.D. and went on to earn a bachelor's of journalism from the University of Missouri. She has received additional training from Investigative Reporters & Editors and The Poynter Institute. She has covered everything from death penalty trials to growing pains in Twin Cities suburbs.
She has been recognized for her work by the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists and the California News Publishers Association.
Senior Digital Editor |
Kelly has worked as an editor and designer at the Miami Herald, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and El Mundo (Lima, Peru). Her journalism degree is from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Ryan covered the Minnesota United FC during its first two years of existence. She previously spent two years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering Penn State football, Robert Morris basketball and high school sports. A Minnesota native and Minneapolis resident, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism and minors in management and global studies. She has lived in Pennsylvania, Texas (covering the real Friday Night Lights for the Dallas Morning News) and New York (as a sports copy editor for a summer through the Dow Jones News Fund).
News Technology Director |
Barnes holds a BA degree in photojournalism from the University of Minnesota. Previous employers include The Miami Herald and the Minnesota Daily. He has lived in Minnesota, Montana, Maryland and Florida. Dan was one of America's first editors of news published online. He comes from a long line of teachers, preachers and dairy farmers.
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A New Jersey native, Jackson moved to Minneapolis in 2014, when she joined the Star Tribune as a general assignment features writer. She was previously a news reporter for USA Today and the Des Moines Register, and an arts writer and editor at the Village Voice in New York City. She earned a Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Jackson is a leader of the Minnesota chapter of NLGJA - the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and is a Livingston Award finalist.
Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.
Outdoors Weekend Editor |
Timmons previously was the Page One layout and news editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He's a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Wis.) graduate.
Senior Managing Editor/VP |
"At the Times, where she was a senior editor for 14 years, Dardarian helped oversee work that earned two Pulitzer Prizes, for breaking news and investigative reporting. She earlier served as a senior editor and reporter at the News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash, and a reporter at the Everett, Wash., Herald. Dardarian is a former president of the Associated Press Media Editors, a national professional organization. A San Francisco native, Dardarian earned her bachelor's degree in communications and political science from the University of Washington.
Hutton was previously the editor of Minnesota Monthly and Midwest Home magazines and City Pages' food critic. She has written frequently about restaurants, travel, and design and enjoys profiling interesting people. A Minnesota native, Hutton returned home after stints in the Bay Area and New York City and has traveled the state extensively, from the Spring Grove Soda factory near the Iowa border to the Northwest Angle, which pokes into the Canadian one. She has a degree in product design from Stanford and co-edited an essay collection about life "before the mortgage" prior to settling in the Twin Cities.
Awards and recognition: NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, Best of the West, The Associated Press, The Eddie Adams Workshop, Alexia Foundation, Editor and Publisher, Nevada Press Association, Iowa Newspaper Foundation and the Inland Press Association.
Team Leader |
Previously, Groebner was editor of Vita.mn, the Star Tribune's entertainment magazine (2006-2015), as well as the entertainment editor and an occasional news editor for StarTribune.com. He lives in Minneapolis and enjoys travel, cycling, sailing, geography and the Twin Cities arts scene.
Senior editor |
Prior to becoming an editor, she wrote extensively on home- and garden-related topics.
East Bureau Team Leader |
Meryhew is a native of St. Paul and a 1977 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he worked as a writer and editor for the Minnesota Daily. He later he worked as a staff writer at the Worthington Daily Globe before joining the Minneapolis Star in 1980.
Wheeler has also covered the full spectrum of the local music scene, having toured with the Minnesota Orchestra and Trampled By Turtles. A St. Paul native, he attended the University of Minnesota and worked for student newspaper, the Minnesota Daily while there. On weekends while in college he worked for the Star and Tribune as a lab technician in the newspaper's darkroom. After four and a half years as a staff photographer and picture editor at the Hartford (CT) Courant, Wheeler returned to his home state and settled in Minneapolis. He has two teenage children.
Digital projects editor |
Prior to joining the Star Tribune in late 2014, DeLong was a digital editor on the national desk at the Washington Post, where he focused on national politics, the federal government and national security. He was part of the team awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. A native of upstate New York, DeLong currently lives in Minneapolis. He can be reached on the encrypted messaging app Signal at 612-643-0344.
Assistant Managing Editor/Digital |
Sauer supervises news content and distribution for StarTribune.com. Previously, he was the newspaper's Page One editor. He's a graduate of the University of North Dakota.
Inspired Editor |
Rosenblum has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in journalism, and has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Association of Feature and Sunday Editors, the Associated Press and Parenting Publications of America. She is the mother of three young adult children and the bonus mom of three others.
Schafer grew up on a southwest Minnesota cattle farm and studied history and economics at Macalester College. He received his masters degree from Northwestern University and worked as a writer and editor for a regional business monthly before returning to business. His work included investment banking but he had the most fun advising CEOs on growth strategy. He lives in St. Paul with his wife Tanya Bell, a real estate development consultant and civic leader, and they have three adult daughters. He's also been active as a volunteer, including for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Neighborhood House and Urban Homeworks.
Johnson also spent 17 years as sports copy editor/layout editor at the Star Tribune after five years in a similar role with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. From 1991 through 1995, he was assistant sports editor and Penn State football beat writer for the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa.