Executives & Managers
N. Christian Anderson III, Publisher
Chris Anderson has led award-winning newspapers as an editor and publisher throughout his career. He is known as an innovator and a champion of local news, as well as being a publisher who has led successful business growth. His story began in Heppner, Oregon, where Anderson grew up; he later graduated from Albany Union High School. He attended Oregon State University and while there was editor of the Daily Barometer. After working for a time in the newsroom of the Albany Democrat-Herald, he moved north to Washington state, where he helped lead newsrooms in Walla Walla and Seattle, at The Seattle Times. In 1980 he took over as editor of The Orange County Register, which won two Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure. He switched to the business side of the Register in 1992, working as executive vice president and associate publisher. In that role, he led the acquisition and launch of community newspapers throughout Orange County to push more local news coverage. He also began a weekly Spanish-language newspaper. Two years later, he became president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs. There, he led the launch of the newspaper's Web site, which was among the first in the nation. He returned to Orange County in 1999, this time as publisher and CEO and as a group executive at Freedom Communications. Throughout his career, he has led national newspaper industry groups and taken an active role in his communities.
Phone: 503.221.8100, Fax: 503.329.4417
Peter Bhatia, Editor
Peter Bhatia has worked at the paper for 16 years. He has been in journalism for more than 35 years, working at papers big and small, in Spokane, San Francisco, Sacramento and Dallas. Projects in newsrooms he has helped lead have won seven Pulitzer prizes (including four in Portland). He is a former president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Peter is a Northwest native; he was born and grew up in Pullman, Wash. He is a graduate of Stanford University. He serves as president of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and on the board of directors of the American Press Institute. In Portland, Peter is past operating board chair of the Albertina Kerr Centers, a social service agency that provides services for abused children and developmentally disabled adults, and chaired its foundation board in 2004-05. He is member of the board of trustees of St. Andrew Nativity School, a Jesuit-founded inner-city school that provides educational opportunities to disadvantaged kids, and of the board of trustees at Jesuit High School. He and his wife, Liz Dahl, a copy editor at The Oregonian, have two college-age children. He serves on the professional advisory board to the Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman and on the New Media Communications program advisory committee at Oregon State University. He is a member of the South Asian Journalists Association (and received its Journalism Leader Award in 2003 and was named to its Hall of Fame in 2007), the Asian American Journalists Association (from which he received a Pioneer in Journalism Award in 2004), Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Phone: 503.221.8393, Fax: 503.329.4501 firstname.lastname@example.org
Therese Bottomly, Managing Editor, Readership and Standards
Therese oversees daily print operations, including the front page, copy editing and design and the paper's features sections. She is responsible for the newspaper's investigative and enterprise reporting, as well as the business section and politics team. Therese is a native of Oregon, growing up in Northwest Portland. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism after determining a degree in Latin and linguistics would not pay the rent. She has worked at The Oregonian since 1983, primarily as an editor handling local news. She became a managing editor in 1998. In the past several years, she has focused on opening access to public records for the benefit of all Oregonians. She is also a member of the Oregon Bar-Press-Broadcasters Council, which works to resolve conflicts between the media and the bar. She is a member of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association board of directors. Follow Therese on Twitter: @tbottomly
Phone: 503.221.8434, Fax: 503.322.7530 email@example.com
Susan Gage, Managing Editor, Breaking News and Online
Susan Gage is a managing editor at The Oregonian responsible for online news, breaking news, the Portland and suburban reports, the copy desk and page designers. She previously was the editor of the How We Live section and launched the Wednesday health section. She has worked as Portland team leader, deputy sports editor, crime and justice team leader, and on the copy desk. Before moving to Oregon, she worked at the Iowa City Press-Citizen in a variety of jobs. In the middle of her career at The Oregonian, she taught journalism for two years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While back in the Big 12, though, her heart belonged -- at least during basketball season -- to the University of Kansas, where she graduated in 1989 with a degree in journalism.
Phone: 503.294.7610, Fax: 503.294.5012 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jolene Krawczak, Features Editor
JoLene oversees the newspaper's six daily and weekly feature sections and MIX magazine and helps to develop new products. She came to The Oregonian in 1995 as the assistant team leader for crime and justice. She then helped create and was the first editor of the weekly Homes & Gardens of the Northwest. Her first newspaper job was as a part-time sports writer at the Pacific Daily News on Guam while finishing a bachelor's degree and then a secondary teaching credential at the University of Guam. It took only a few semesters teaching high school English to convince her that journalism was the career for her. Since then she has held a variety of reporting and editing jobs in sports, news and features in California and at The Oregonian.
Phone: 503.294.5070, Fax: 503.294.7691 email@example.com
Randy Cox, Visuals and Production Editor
Randy is helping lead the integration of the paper's visual journalism efforts into the Internet as well as supervising The Oregonian's Photo and Graphics departments. He is also responsible for the newsroom's internal production efforts. Randy joined The Oregonian staff in 1997. Editor of "The Best of Photojournalism" five times between 1995 and 2000, he has won many awards over the years, including Pictures of the Year competitions and The Society for News Design competitions. Randy is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He began his professional career in 1976 as a staff photographer at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss. Always in search of the next great image, he's worked as photo editor at The Coffeyville Journal, Kan., as picture editor at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., and as Assistant Managing Editor/Photography and Graphics at The Hartford Courant. Randy has also been a design consultant and teacher, serving as the Professional in Residence at The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada/Reno. He is married to Joany Carlin, an editor at The Oregonian, who has traveled across this country with him from one newsroom to the next.
Phone: 503.294.4072, Fax: 503.294.5021 firstname.lastname@example.org