Newspaper Contacts


Contact us by Email or Phone 

Postal address

Akron Beacon Journal

44 East Exchange Street

P.O. Box 640

Akron, OH 44309-0640


Subscription and delivery questions

330-996-3600

[email protected]


Local News Tips

330-996-3530

[email protected]


Beacon Journal Retail Advertising

330-996-3410


Beacon Journal Classified Advertising

330-996-3333 or 800-777-2745


Obituaries, Memorials & Cards Of Thanks

330-996-3352

[email protected]



VP/Editor, Bruce Winges

330-996-3858

[email protected]


VP/Advertising, Vanessa Koper

330-996-3303

[email protected]


VP/Circulation and production, Shaun Schweitzer

330-996-3614

[email protected]




Sports Editor, Scot Fagerstrom

(Coverage of sports news.)

330-996-3828

[email protected]


Report High School Sports Scores

330-996-3800

[email protected]

Scoreline

330-996-3830


Metro Editor, Cheryl Powell

(Coverage of local news.)

330-996-3902

[email protected]


Features Editor, Lynne Sherwin

(Coverage of features/entertainment.)

330-996-3856

[email protected]


Director of Photography, Kimberly Barth

330-996-3884

[email protected]


Picture Desk

330-996-3887

[email protected]


Editorial Page Editor, Michael Douglas

(Comments about editorial page.)

330-996-3512

[email protected]


Letters To Voice Of The People

[email protected]


Weddings/Anniversaries/Births/Special Occasions

330-996-3353

[email protected]


News Releases

Fax: 330-996-3033

[email protected]

or [email protected]


Information Technology Director, Dawn Bonfiglio

330-996-3285

[email protected]


Controller, Tim Betz

330-996-3599

[email protected]


Human Resources and labor relations director, Jay Hunter

330-996-3184

[email protected]




News contacts for the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com

(all phone numbers begin with 330-996- unless noted)

LAST FIRST E-MAIL PHONE BEAT/RESPONSIBILITY
Abram, Malcolm X  [email protected] 3758  Reporter / Music / Pop and rock / Reviews
Armon, Rick  [email protected] 3569  Reporter / City and county government / Data analysis / Beer
Ashworth, Alan  [email protected] 3859  Assistant news editor
Babbo, Scott  [email protected] 3728  Copy editor
Barth, Kimberly  [email protected] 3884  Director of Photography
Beaven, Michael  [email protected] 3829  High school sports
Byard, Katie  [email protected] 3781  Reporter/Business news and food
Cardew, Mike  [email protected] 3880  Photographer
Clawson, Kerry  [email protected] 3527  Copy editor, arts reporter
Cottom, Theresa  [email protected] 3216  Reporter, metro
DeMay, Robert  [email protected] 3887  Photo assignment editor
Douglas, Michael  [email protected] 3514  Editorial page editor
Drezdzon, Kimberly  [email protected] 3822  Copy desk chief
Dyer, Bob  [email protected] 3580  Columnist
Fagerstrom, Scot  [email protected] 3828  Sports Editor
Garrett, Amanda  [email protected] 3725  Medical writer
Helmick, David  [email protected] 3708  Newsroom technologies manager
Hill, Norma  [email protected] 3898  Chief librarian
Hogan, Jamie  [email protected] 3821  Copy editor
Jakubowski, Edna  [email protected] 3943  Assistant news editor
Kadar, Dan  [email protected] 3027  Digital content editor
Kauffman, Deborah  [email protected] 3554  Graphic artist/Assistant news editor
Klafczynski, Leah  [email protected] 3880  Photographer
Kortvejesi (Hagedorn), Kathy  [email protected] 3552  Graphic artist/Assistant news editor
Lewis, Ryan  [email protected] 3800  Reporter / Cleveland Indians
Lin-Fisher, Betty  [email protected] 3724  Reporter / Consumer issues and utilities
Livingston, Doug  [email protected] 3792  Reporter / Politics
Mackinnon, Jim  [email protected] 3544  Reporter / Business, economy, manufacturing, tire and rubber
Masturzo, Phil  [email protected] 3880  Photographer
O'Connor, Clint  [email protected] 3582  Pop culture reporter and Enjoy editor
Oplinger, Doug  [email protected] 3750  Managing editor
Picture Desk  [email protected] 3887  
Powell, Cheryl  [email protected] 3902  Metro editor
Price, Mark  [email protected] 3850  Copy editor / Local history
Profant, Kim  [email protected] 3854  Copy editor
Quinn, Mary Kay  [email protected] 3778  Copy editor
Ridenour, Marla  [email protected] 3800  Sports columnist / Cleveland Indians
Roese, Daniel  [email protected] 3539  Message center clerk
Schiely, Karen  [email protected] 3880  Photographer
Schleis, Paula  [email protected] 3741  Reporter / Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Hudson and northeast suburbs
Shellito, Brian  [email protected] 3800  Assistant news editor
Sherwin, Lynne  [email protected] 3856  Features editor/ Social trends, food, The Scene and history
Stallsmith, Richard  [email protected] 3709  Assistant sports editor
Steinhauser, Rick  [email protected] 3583  Graphic artist / Assistant news editor
Stevens Ulrich, Deanna  [email protected] 3482  Digital content editor
Thomas, George  [email protected] 3800  University of Akron sports / Sports media
Thomas, Joe  [email protected] 3865  Deputy metro editor
Turner, Mark  [email protected] 3018  Executive news editor
Ulrich, Nate  [email protected] 3800  Cleveland Browns
Warsmith (Lawrence), Stephanie  [email protected] 3705  Reporter / Courts
Webb, Craig  [email protected] 3547  Assistant features editor
Webb, Yuvonne  [email protected] 3559  Deputy metro editor
Werbeck, Darrin  [email protected] 3851  Ohio.com managing editor/digital content
Winges, Bruce  [email protected] 3858  Vice president and Editor