The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

NewsGuild Local 38010 2018 Executive Board

Front Row: Diane Mastrull, Madeleine O’Brien, Donna Stokes
Second Row: Eric Churn, Jonathan Tannenwald, Melanie Burney, John Robinson, Trish Nadolny, Jonathan Lai, Amy Rosenberg

 

President: Diane Mastrull
dmastrull@phillynews.com

Diane, a proud native of Levittown, graduate of Walt Disney Elementary School and Penn State University, was hired as a reporter for the Inquirer in 1997. Since then, she has covered Atlantic City, suburban development, commercial real estate, the green economy and, since 2008, small business, recently adding “weekend editor” to her duties. She has been an officer with the Guild for nearly 20 years, and, as a Center City resident, is an impassioned supporter and volunteer runner/team leader for Back On My Feet, which helps people struggling with addiction and other challenges get their lives on the right track.

 

1st Vice President: Madeleine O’brien
madobrien@phillynews.com

Maggie has worked for PMN and its various iterations for 25 years, first in circulation at a zone office, then in classified advertising along with more than 80 reps, before becoming an inside sales recruitment advertising rep in 2009.  She lives with her husband in Fishtown, where they raised two children. She has “two sweet, beautiful grandchildren” and is involved in several organizations in her community. Maggie is currently on the Guild executive board.

 

2nd Vice President: Melanie Burney
mburney@phillynews.com

Melanie joined the Inquirer in March 2000 as an education reporter, then served five years on the Inquirer’s editorial board. Currently, she is a general assignment reporter based in the Cherry Hill bureau. Born in Akron, Ohio, she grew up in Burlington County. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, serving two terms as parliamentarian on the board of directors. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. She is also a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a member of Theta Pi Omega Chapter in South Jersey. She is also in her second term as a member of the Rowan University Alumni Board of Directors. Melanie also serves on the current Guild executive board.

 

3rd Vice President: John Robinson
jrobinson@phillynews.com

John has worked for the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com a total of 32 years, starting in the circulation department, then in transportation before transferring to a commission sales position in 1997 which he still holds. A resident of Somers Point, N.J., he credits his three children and four grandchildren with keeping him motivated. For fun, he boats and lifts weights. He is a member of the Guild executive board.

 

4th Vice President: Amy S. Rosenberg
arosenberg@phillynews.com

Amy has been an Inquirer staff writer and proud Guild member for three decades. She has covered night police, City Hall, Philly neighborhoods, Philly arts and culture, general assignment, and her current assignment, Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore. She is most interested in issues of pay and opportunity equity across the newsroom.

 

Secretary: Donna Stokes
dstokes@phillynews.com

Donna is “a Philly girl.” Employed in the finance department, she has been with the company for 23 years. She currently serves on the Guild executive board.

 

Treasurer: Eric Churn
echurn@phillynews.com

Eric is a customer service representative who has been with the company 32 years. He is a current member of the Guild executive board.

 

Inquirer/Daily News/Philly.com Unit Chair: Jonathan Tannenwald
jtannenwald@philly.com

Jon is a reporter on the sports desk, focusing mainly on soccer but also helping out here and there with a few other things. Employed by the company 11 years, he also has been an online producer for the home page and the sports section, and has worked with Guild members on many of the technological changes that have been implemented in the newsroom, doing what he can to help everyone embrace the new tools that have come along. Jon lives in University City.

 

Unit 1st Chair: Tricia L. Nadolny
tnadolny@phillynews.com

Tricia is an investigative reporter on the quick-strike team. She has been with the company for four years and previously covered Chester County and City Hall. She lives in South Philadelphia with her husband, Cory, and their beagle-basset hound, Elmer.

 

Unit 2nd Chair: Jonathan Lai
jlai@phillynews.com

Jonathan is a reporter on the policy & solutions team. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2012, was a summer intern at the Inquirer in features and on the city desk, and was hired that fall, spending the next several years covering higher education in New Jersey. Born and raised in South Florida, he lives in Kensington, “will love Chicago until the day I die,” and is “proud to be the American son of immigrants.”