Our Team

Stephanie Newsome (She/Her)
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I lead a talented and passionate team of multimedia journalists, sales consultants, designers, support staff, and press plant employees who work hard to make the Yukon News your community connection. I joined the classified department at the Yukon News in 2010 and spent five years as operations manager before taking over as publisher in 2019. I am proud to be part of the Yukon News, providing all Yukoners with trusted local journalism.

Stephanie Waddell (She/Her)
867-667-6285 ext 222
I joined Black Press in 2019 as a reporter for the Yukon News, becoming editor in February 2023. I have been reporting in the Yukon since 2000, enjoying a front-row seat to everything from the Yukon Quest to elections and more. I have been most at home covering the goings on at Whitehorse City Hall, reporting on the decisions impacting the everyday lives of residents and businesses.

Jim Elliot (He/Him)
867-667-6285 ext 224
I’m a B.C. transplant here in Whitehorse at The News writing about the Yukon’s courts and justice system first and foremost but also its people, environment, and culture. While the news often involves covering difficult topics, I believe it is equally important for a community newspaper to highlight its successes and preserve its history. It is already evident to me that Whitehorse and the Yukon are both communities worth celebrating. As someone who loves the outdoors and wide-open spaces, I am eager to explore as much of the territory as possible.

Dana Hatherly (She/Her)
Multimedia Journalist
867-667-6285 ext 223
I grew up in Winnipeg, studied journalism in Ottawa, and moved to Whitehorse. Before joining the News in January 2022, I worked as a journalist on contract for CBC Manitoba. I previously served as a news editor for the Manitoban. My work involves doing investigations and reporting on hard news and politics as a legislative reporter for the News.

Patrick Egwu (He/Him)
Multimedia Journalist
I’m one of the newest additions at Yukon News where I have been writing about a range of issues — politics, sports, health, environment, and other developments in the territory. Before joining the News, I was a staff reporter at the Globe and Mail, covering business, the economy, personal finance, and breaking news. I have reported from Berlin and before moving to Toronto in the fall of 2021, I was based in Johannesburg as a freelance journalist, where I covered human rights, social justice, global health, and migration in sub-Saharan Africa.

Gurmanpreet Kaur
Multimedia Marketing Specialist
867-667-6285 ext 243
I joined the Yukon News team as a Multimedia Sales Consultant in September 2022. It’s great to be part of this wonderful group of talented individuals! I enjoy creating media plans for businesses, the government, and different types of organizations. I help these entities succeed by increasing their brand awareness through marketing. I genuinely believe that advertising through local print media is the best approach for reaching out to the entire community. Apart from this, I love reading and spending time with my friends. Usually, on the weekends, I can find myself exploring the wonders and nature of the beautiful Yukon!

Gabrielle Castro (He/Him)
Multimedia Marketing Specialist
867-667-6285 ext 241
I joined the Yukon News team in February 2023. Prior to coming here to Whitehorse, I started out as a freelance writer based in the Philippines while finishing my Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication. I moved to the Yukon in 2022 and am studying Northern Science at Yukon University. I have yet to witness the Aurora Borealis, but hopefully soon though!

Justin Tremblay (He/Him)
Senior Pressman
I joined the Yukon News as a press assistant in 2004 and began training to run the press in 2008. I have been a senior pressman since 2015. With the assistance of Alice (my trusted Olde English Bulldogge), I lead an amazing team of dedicated inserters, press assistants, and bundlers printing the Yukon News each Wednesday and Friday. I also print the Klondike Sun newspaper for the Literary Society of the Klondike.