Our Team

Stephanie Newsome
867-667-6285 ext. 20
Stephanie Newsome 867-667-6285 ext. 203 Stephanie Newsome leads a talented and passionate team of multi-media journalists, consultants, designers, and press plant employees who all work hard to make the Yukon News your community connection. Stephanie joined the Yukon News in 2010 after a 20-year radio news broadcasting career in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Stephanie Waddell
867-667-6285 ext. 23
Stephanie Waddell has been reporting in the Yukon since 2000, enjoying a front row seat to everything from the 2007 Canada Winter Games to the Yukon Quest and more. She is most at home covering the goings on at City Hall, reporting on the decisions impacting the every day lives of residents and businesses. When not reporting what’s happening around town, she can be found chauffeuring her nearly eight-year-old twins around town.

Jim Elliot
867-667-6285 ext. 22
Jim Elliot recently made the long and scenic drive from his lifelong home in southern B.C. to join the Yukon News. He is focused on the court beat but also enjoys writing stories that deal with science, wildlife and the environment. Although the news of the day must often cover darker subjects Jim thinks that it is important for a community newspaper to celebrate the community’s triumphs and document its history. It is already plain to him that Whitehorse and the Yukon as a whole is a community worth celebrating. A lover of wild places and wide-open spaces, Jim is looking forward to seeing as much of the territory as possible.

Gabrielle Plonka
867-667-6285 ext. 22
Gabrielle is a reformed city mouse who began her journalism career in broadcast at CTV Vancouver. The call of long-form print brought her north in 2019, where she now works with an intrepid and inspiring team of journalists.

Stephanie Simpson
867-667-6285 ext. 20
Stephanie Simpson comes with years of customer service and is ready to help you grow your business. And she loves pugs!

Dana Hatherly
Dana Hatherly grew up in Winnipeg, studied journalism in Ottawa and moved to Whitehorse in 2022. Hatherly previously worked as a CBC News journalist and web writer. She is a former news editor for the Manitoban. Hatherly enjoys being part of investigations, such as Tainted H2O, and reporting on hard news and politics as legislative reporter for the News.