Our Team

Mike Thomas
867-667-6285 ext. 230
Mike Thomas started as a photographer at the Yukon News in 1993 and became publisher after Black Press purchased the paper in September 2013.

Chris Windeyer
867-667-6285 ext 245
Chris Windeyer has worked as a journalist in the North since 2006. He worked briefly as a newspaper reporter in Yellowknife before moving to Iqaluit, where he worked at Nunavut News/North and Nunatsiaq News for almost six years. He moved back to Yellowknife in 2011 to work at Up Here Business magazine. In 2014 he moved to Dawson City, where he worked as a stringer for CBC and as a freelancer. In July of 2016, he became the editor of the Yukon News.

Ashley Joannou
867-667-6285 ext. 222
Ashley Joannou has worked as a journalist in the territory since 2011. She came to the Yukon via newspapers in New Brunswick and Alberta. In the territory she has covered the justice and municipal politics beats. She is currently the Yukon News territorial politics reporter. She has won multiple BC/Yukon newspaper awards for her coverage of issues including the treatment of inmates with mental health concerns.

Jackie Hong
867-667-6285 ext. 224
Jackie Hong cut her journalism teeth running through that Canadian city everyone else loves to hate. She gravitates towards stories involving courts, crime, injustice and cute animals, and is apparently the newsroom’s token millennial. Her incoming text alert tone is a Pikachu squeal.

Morale Officer
Gizmo is the official keeper of good spirits at the Yukon News. He informs the publisher when the staff are in desperate need for pizza, but his primary role is to relieve stress by offering himself up for belly rubs.

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