KEY SUNDAY DISPATCH PHONE NUMBERS
S-D general: 570-655-1418
Missed paper: 570-829-5000
Subscriber services: 570-829-5000
Classified advertising: 570-829-7130
Mike Murray - Publisher
About Mike Murray:
Mike Murray is a senior executive who has over 45 years’ experience, with a diverse sales and marketing background in print and digital media, including newspapers and magazines. In addition to his publishing roles, Murray has served as President of a full-service advertising agency specializing in the financial field, Senior Vice President for a major publicly traded media concern, Vice President for a private media company, and Managing Partner for a private consulting firm, with an emphasis on management restructuring and cost containment. Murray also has served as a partner in a small media group.
He has been instrumental in developing and leading consumer-related services and has been nationally recognized for his work in the media industry. Murray also has been a member of both industry and non-industry-related boards and has been a featured speaker on newspaper development.
Dotty Martin - Suburban Editor
About Dotty Martin:
Dotty Martin is the Times Leader Media Group's suburban editor, where she oversees content for the Abington Journal, Dallas Post and Sunday Dispatch. Dotty has also been a sportswriter, assistant Lifestyles editor and Special Projects Coordinator at the Times Leader. Dotty lives in Forty Fort and is active in the community as a volunteer for the Luzerne County Youth Aid Panel Program, the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, Victory Sports League and the Northeast Advisory Council of Step by Step.
Gene Axton - Reporter
About Gene Axton:
Gene Axton is a reporter for the Pittston Sunday Dispatch. He fell in love with journalism after taking it up as a hobby during his undergraduate career at California University of Pennsylvania. He returned to Cal U to obtain a graduate degree in education, but he decided to pursue a career in journalism after finding out that he enjoys spending time in the newsroom more than the classroom. Gene came to the Times Leader Media Group after various freelance work for newspapers and magazines around the Pittsburgh area. When he isn't writing, he's making his way through his bookshelf of things written by others or digging through the dollar bin at a record store not unlike the one you should be at right now. Why aren't you at the record store? It's great there.
Jimmy Fisher - Reporter/Community News Group
About Jimmy Fisher:
Jimmy Fisher is a 2013 graduate of Misericordia University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications. Prior to Misericordia, he spent two years at Luzerne County Community College where he graduated in 2011 after earning his Associate's Degree in Journalism.
Jimmy served as a correspondent for the Times Leader sports department from 2011-2014 before joining the Sunday Dispatch full-time as a news reporter in the summer of 2014.
A Berwick native, Jimmy likes to use his spare time participating in various forms of martial arts such as Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Boxing. He is also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Paula Hapeman - Media Sales Consultant
About Paula Hapeman:
Paula Hapeman is a Media Sales Consultant for Greater Pittston. She began her career at the Times Leader in 1988, working in the Kingston/Forty Fort area until 1991, when she left to work in sales or management positions at at Giant Floor, Martz Trailways and Travelocity. She most recently worked as an account analyst for GEHealthcare, where she worked with deductions and reconciliations of accounts for hospitals and facilities in New York and New Jersey. She returned to the Times Leader in January 2014, working with accounts in Wyoming, Exeter, Dupont, Duryea, Avoca, Old Forge and Greater Pittston. She resides in Pringle with her husband, Bob; daughter, Kerrie; cats Busster and Stumpie; and a leopard gecko, Nubsie.