Vice President of News
Experience: I joined The Press in January 2014. Before that, I was executive editor at the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, NY. I’ve worked in newsrooms in many markets in my career, including NY, TX, GA, VA and NC. I have a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse.
Fun Facts: I love the Rolling Stones, the Brooklyn Nets, and my husband and two kids (not necessarily in that order). I got my first job in journalism because the person they wanted to hire failed her drug test.
Contact: 609-272-7277 @https://www.twitter.com/ACPressWorrell on Twitter
Assistant Managing Editor
Experience: Gannett/USAToday breaking news reporter at Asbury Park Press; Associate Editor at The Current; Associate Editor, Diocese of Camden Catholic Star Herald; Associate Editor, The Sentinel in Ocean City; general assignment news reporter with The Press.
Fun Facts: NASCAR race fan, interviewed Walter Cronkite in 1985 when his boat crashed off Atlantic City.
Editorial page editor
Experience: Prepared for a career in journalism by building Ford Pintos, driving school buses and being a janitor at Kmart. I've also been a business editor, entertainment editor and nature columnist. Graduated from a college that no longer exists.
Fun Facts: Have long believed ballet is the most beautiful of all the arts. Fascinated by people and the world, and how they got the way they are.
Editorial Administrative Assistant
Experience: Started working with the Press in the Circulation Department in 2006 and moved to Editorial in 2008. Previously worked in Circulation and Advertising at the Asbury Park Press.
Fun Facts: Total soccer mom on weekends. Enjoy going to sporting events, watching movies and spending time with my family.
Local News Team
Michelle Brunetti Post
Experience: In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.
Fun Facts: Worked my way through college taking care of horses, and when I got to interview the coach of the U.S. Equestrian Team for The Daily Record I knew I'd love reporting!
Experience: Coordinator of The Press' Hometown section. More than 30 years in newspapers covering news and writing feature stories about events in and about South Jersey.
Fun Facts: Chocolate is my favorite food group!
Experience: Started working in newsrooms when I was 17 years old. Spent 15 years working for Gannett New Jersey before coming to The Press of Atlantic City in April 2015.
Fun Facts: Rutgers football season ticket holder, pro wrestling fan, yes you read that right; golfer and family man.
Experience: Twenty years as a staff writer in the features department, specializing in entertainment and the arts at The Press of Atlantic City.
Fun Facts: Listening to and reading about music and the music business and going to concerts, reading about movies and seeing them in the theater; sports – following the NBA, NFL and tennis; and national politics.
Experience: Previously interned and reported for Boston.com, The Asbury Park Press, The Boston Globe
Fun Facts: I’ll watch anything involving a Saturday Night Live alum at least once. I don’t read books with happy endings.
Contact: 609-272-7022 @https://www.twitter.com/ACPressNLeonard on Twitter
Experience: I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.
Fun Facts: Interested in politics and features, avid baker, socially and environmentally conscious
Experience: I joined The Press in January 2016 after graduating from Penn State in December 2015. I was the sports editor for The Daily Collegian on campus which covered all 31 varsity sports and several club sports.
Fun Facts: Die-hard Penn State football fan. You'll find me in Beaver Stadium in the fall. Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Flyers are cool too.
Contact: 609-272-7260 @https://www.twitter.com/@ACPressDeRosier on Twitter
Contact: 609-272-7239 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @ACPressSerpico
Experience: Covering breaking news for The Press of Atlantic City since September 2016. Graduate of the University of Maryland, Central Jersey native.
Experience: Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.
Experience: This is my first newspaper but not my first forecast for NJ. I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers. Two TV internships gave me a taste for the newsroom. Then, after nearly 4 years in private NJ weather, I'm forecasting South Jersey for you.
Fun Facts: Phone talker. Left handed. Lover of March snow storms and hot summers. I once won a foam hockey championship.
Experience: I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.
Fun Facts: Golf and snowboarding are two things I can enjoy either with a group or by myself, depending on my mood. New York sports fan - Yankees, Jets, Knicks, Rangers.
Experience: I interned with a small magazine in Wildwood before starting at The Press in 2013. I currently handle our Hometown and At The Shore calendar of events submissions and enjoy interacting with the local community.
Fun Facts: I enjoy getting to write an occasional piece for our paper and also write about life events and various musings in my spare time. Besides writing, my passions include my church, family, reading, sports, and even picking up painting occasionally.
Experience: I’ve written for multiple publications including Levittown Now, Passyunk Post, Philadelphia Neighborhoods,Temple News and JUMP Magazine. I’ve covered arts, entertainment, business, music, sports and local government. Experienced in videography.
Fun Facts: Lover of all news, comics and books about small towns. Recovering television addict. Amateur musician. Basketball is life. Jeremy Piven and I have had our disagreements on Twitter.
Contact: 609-272-7258 @https://www.twitter.com/acpressmaxreil on Twitter
Experience: I’ve been at The Press since January of 1983. I cover all sports in general, but mostly lifeguard racing, and high school field hockey, football, swimming, basketball, crew, baseball and softball.
Fun Facts: I keep a very detailed diary every day, collect DVDs and old coins, and shop a lot. I like to joke around. I’m usually late for church, but I know the Bible and read it every day. I’m a former boxer, and still work out six days a week.
Experience: Attended Johnson & Wales University
Fun Facts: Surfing, video games, interested in E-sports, excellent whistler, terrified of heights.
Contact: 609-272-7185 MMcGarry@PressofAC.com Twitter @ACPressMcGarry
Experience: I've covered high school sports and variety of other events and teams - including the ShopRite LPGA Classic and the Phillies - since 1993.
Fun Facts: Rooting for USC football since my son enrolled at the Los Angeles school in 2015. I spend a lot of time driving and listening to E Street Radio.
Contact: 609-272-7185 @https://www.twitter.com/acpressmcgarry on Twitter
Experience: Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.
Fun Facts: Love superhero movies and anything science fiction. Enjoy riding my bike on the Ventnor and Ocean City boardwalks and along the Atlantic County Bike Path. Of course, I’m a big sports fan, especially rooting for my alma mater, Northwestern University.
Experience: I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July of 2013
Fun Facts: I have been a big fan of sports my entire life, playing football and baseball at Holy Spirit High School. I'm a hockey nerd and blog about the WWE. I'm a musician and singer at heart, a craft beer enthusiast and love my cat a little too much.
Experience: I've worked at newspapers since 1985. Mostly in N.J., but with an eight-year pit stop in N.C. I've been at The Press since 1997.
Fun Facts: I love sports ... surprise! All things Mets, Giants, Knicks and Rangers. Quotes that guide me: "Knowledge is good." (Emil Faber, founder of Faber College) and "There is no 'off' position on the genius switch." (David Letterman)
Contact: 609-272-7189 @https://www.twitter.com/ACPressCharles on Twitter
Experience: Member of The Press sports staff since 1986, starting my 25th season as The Press Eagles' beat writer. Also cover boxing, MMA, golf, high school sports and everything else.
Fun Facts: Hobbies: golf, standup paddleboarding, CrossFit; personal: married to Karen for 33 years, two grown children Ashley (32) and Kyle (30). Cape May native. Graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School and Applachian State University (N.C.), 57 years old.
Senior copy editor
Experience: Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.
Fun Facts: Hobbies: Reading; all Philadelphia sports; history, especially U.S., Ireland and China.
Contact: 609-272-7270 @https://www.twitter.com/ACPressGallaghr on Twitter
Senior copy editor
Experience: 20 years and still learning: 6 months at the Santa Fe New Mexican, 2 years at the Gloucester County Times, and The Press of Atlantic City ever since.
Copy desk chief / comics blogger
Experience: Press copy editor since 2006, copy desk chief since 2014. Masters in journalism from Temple University, 2006. My weekly comics blog, Wednesday Morning Quarterback, appears Wednesday mornings at PressofAC.com.
Fun Facts: Avid comics reader since 1993, started The Press’ comics blog, Wednesday Morning Quarterback, in 2015. Has self-published three novels, the latest of which is Magic Pier.
Experience: Five years as Ocean County bureau chief, 12 years as regional news editor (not continuous), 10 years as copy editor (also not continuous), all at The Press of Atlantic City.
Fun Facts: I like cars, superheroes and mysteries.
Experience: Worked as a reporter for various weekly newspapers in Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties before joining The Press many moons (and editors) ago as a business copy editor. Passionate about journalism, averse to serial commas.
Fun Facts: Briefly headed my own chapter of the international Laurel and Hardy appreciation society, The Sons of the Desert. Hit Bob Dylan in the hand with a candy cane.
Experience: Photo editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Professional photographer 27 years and worked for other publications like the Gazette/Leader in Wildwood. Likes outdoor nature and sports photography. NJPA and Editor and Publisher award winner.
Fun Facts: Enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, fishing and hiking. Also enjoys a wide range of music including playing guitar. Likes classic muscle cars.
Contact: 609-463-6714 @https://www.twitter.com/acpressgerhard on Twitter
Editorial Graphic Artist
Experience: Hussian School of Art graduate; Illustration Major. Atlantic City native. Started at The Press in 1996.
Fun Facts: First day at The Press was Bill Clinton’s re-election night. Great love of Golden Age illustration. Hobbies include; evolutionary sciences, archery, classic cinema. A big World War II buff.
Contact: 609-272-7259 @https://www.twitter.com/ACPressMathias on Twitter
Experience: Held several positions at The Press including staff writer, entertainment editor, creator and longtime editor of teen section Generation Next.
Fun Facts: Certified personal trainer, Pilates and step aerobics instructor; avid traveler accumulating a large collection of photographs taken while hiking in national parks including Zion, Yosemite and countless areas in Maui.
At The Shore Team
Director of Entertainment Operations
Experience: With more than 20 years at The Press, I've served in positions including sports copy editor, reporter, At the Shore Editor, features writer and news desk editor. Now, I oversee both At The Shore and ACWeekly’s editorial and business operations.
Fun Facts: An avid motorcycle rider, traveling all over the country on my Harley Davidson, usually to places with great food and music. A Northeast Pennsylvania native, I also ski as much as possible.
Editor, At The Shore/AC Weekly
Experience: Worked in public relations in Philadelphia and NYC on national pharmaceutical and consumer accounts. Owned an award-winning boutique in Philadelphia. Became a freelance writer for The Press, ultimately coming on board full time in May 2014.
Fun Facts: You’ll generally only find nail polish and champagne in my refrigerator, as I’m not really a big eater. Yet I can surprisingly eat my weight in pasta.
Associate Editor, At The Shore/ACWeekly
Experience: Freelance reporter for At The Shore/Atlantic City Insiders from 2011-2015; Editor in Chief, MainStreetMarlboro.com,2014-2015; Writer for Zagat, 2013
Fun Facts: I enjoy Kool-Aid more than my wife would say is normal. I’m moderately obsessed with hot dogs and Charles Bronson films. I spend a lot of time watching Seinfeld, listening to The Smiths and hanging out with my Basset Hound, Sato.
Associate Editor, At The Shore/ACWeekly
Experience: 2016 graduate of Ramapo College. Interned at SDC Journal, a quarterly publication for members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. Editor-in-Chief for the Ramapo News, 2015-2016.
Fun Facts: I read a lot of books, most of them written by women 200 years ago or for 12-year-olds, with no in between. When I dare to venture out, it’s usually to see some theater. Passionate about social justice, coffee and Game of Thrones.