Night managing editor
Chad Cain is the night managing editor for the Gazette. He previously covered Northampton city government, consumer and general assignment stories, business, and higher education since joining the Gazette in 2007. Cain grew up in Spokane, Wash., and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Montana in Missoula. Earlier in his career, he was editor for six years of The Westborough News, an affiliate of the Metrowest Daily News in Framingham, and also worked at a business newspaper in Spokane, a weekly newspaper in Grand Coulee, Wash., and in the communications department at the University of Idaho.
Sarah Crosby is a multimedia journalist with particular interests in refugee and immigration issues. After a photo internship for the Gazette in 2012, she rejoined the staff in 2016 to tell stories through photos, videos and words. Crosby previously worked at the Cape Cod Times and Erie Times-News in Pennsylvania following graduation from the Rochester Institute of Technology photojournalism program.
Emily Cutts is a reporter covering South Hadley, Granby and Belchertown. Emily joined the Gazette in October 2016. She has previously worked covering local government in Vermont and breaking news in St. Paul, Minn. A native of Minnesota, Emily graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a degree in journalism and French.
Dan DeNicola coordinates calendar listings for Hampshire Life and the Amherst Bulletin. He also writes occasionally for the arts and entertainment section.
Amanda Drane has been in the Newspapers of New England family since September 2014, when she was hired as a staff writer at the Valley Advocate. In March, she moved over to the Daily Hampshire Gazette news team. Prior to joining NNE, Drane did freelance reporting around the Valley, as well as writing, photography and videography for her alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, from which she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2012. She grew up in the Berkshires and in her free time enjoys yoga and good food.
Dave Eisenstadter joined the Gazette in 2014 as a reporter and became web editor for the Gazette, Greenfield Recorder and the Valley Advocate early in 2016. Since 2007 he has written for news outlets including the Boston Globe and the Keene Sentinel. He has won numerous journalism awards and written two books: "The Weight of the Ice," about the Northeast Ice Storm of 2008, and "Embattled Brattleboro," about a Vermont town's efforts to recover from a fire, two public murders and Hurricane Irene during 2011.
Kevin Gutting joined the photo staff of the Daily Hampshire Gazette in 1995 after working for several daily newspapers in Ohio. The son of an Army officer, Gutting traveled the world as an "Army brat" before earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Florence and enjoys spending his newly rediscovered weekends with family and friends.
Carol Lollis is the photography editor. She became a staff photographer at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in 1992 after receiving her master's degree from Ohio University. She was named photo editor in 2008 and enjoys the opportunities to shoot as well as manage the photo department. Lollis lives in Westhampton with her husband and three sons.
Michael Majchrowicz keeps a finger on the pulse of local courts and also covers crime and public safety. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University and is a proud Hoosier native, having grown up in Dyer, Ind. He was at the Tamba Bay Times after graduating college in May 2015 and made the move to Northampton in December of that year.
Hampshire Life and arts & entertainment editor
Kathleen Mellen is the editor of Hampshire Life and arts and entertainment. She is also the features editor for the Amherst Bulletin.
Scott Merzbach covers Amherst town government, police and fire, and other municipal issues. Merzbach, who grew up in Leverett and is a graduate of Saint Michael's College in Vermont, has worked for the Gazette since 1996.
Mike Moran has been the sports editor since July 2010. He is a 2002 graduate of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston. A native of Chicopee, Moran played three sports - cross country, basketball and track & field - at Chicopee High School.
Opinion editor/Internship coordinator
Stanley Moulton has worked as a reporter and editor at the Daily Hampshire Gazette for about 40 years and is currently the opinion, political editor and internship coordinator. Moulton, a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, previously worked for the Berkshire Eagle.
Special sections editor
Steve Musal edits special sections for the Gazette, news for the Amherst Bulletin, and fills in as an editor-of-all-trades where needed. He holds a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School, and is an undergraduate alumnus (twice over) of Metropolitan State University of Denver.
James Pentland is wire editor and Page 1 editor for the Gazette, a copy editor and editor for the Gazette's monthly Home magazine. He is a former reporter who has worked at newspapers for 20 years.
Steve Pfarrer is an arts reporter for the Gazette, covering art exhibitions, books, music, theater and other events. He previously was a staff writer for Hampshire Life magazine and also covered higher education and regional and local news stories.
Editorial department designer
Lucy Pickett is a designer for the editorial department at the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She is responsible for designing feature pages, special story treatments, Hampshire Life, supplements and other special sections. Pickett is also co-writer of the Saturday food feature Lou & Lucy's Leftovers.
Jerrey Roberts has been a staff photographer at the Gazette since 1993. Roberts earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1981, the same year he began working professionally. Besides freelancing, Roberts previously has worked for the Longview (Texas) News Journal and the Sedalia (Mo.) Democrat.
Debra Scherban is the features editor for the Gazette. She started her Gazette career as a reporter in Amherst and then Northampton. Scherban also has served as editor of the Gazette's weekly features magazine, Hampshire Life, which won numerous state and regional awards under her stewardship, and as the Gazette's managing editor for features.
Lisa Spear is the health and food feature writer at the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She also writes for the family and home section. Lisa started her career in journalism as an intern at the Gazette. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and Columbia School of Journalism. Her work has previously appeared in Time Magazine, NorthJersey.com and the Associated Press. She likes to spend her spare time hiking and biking around the valley. She wants to hear your story ideas. Send her tips.
Jack Suntrup is a reporter covering Hadley and Hatfield, with interests in enterprise and environmental reporting. He joined the Gazette in 2016 after stints in Florida, Missouri and West Virginia.
UMass sports reporter, sports columnist
Matt Vautour covers UMass sports and is a sports columnist. He also maintains the UMass sports blog and contributes to the Everything Else blog on GazetteNET. He joined the Gazette in 1997 and previously covered high school sports. Vautour has been honored regionally four times for column writing, and nationally for feature writing in 2010.