The Huntington News

Board of Directors

For inquiries about our Board of Directors, please email the Outreach Coordinator Brittany Mendez at [email protected] Our Board members serve in a voluntary, advisory capacity and do not control the editorial or business operations of the paper.

Bill Mitchell is publisher of the National Catholic Reporter and a former lecturer in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University. He has worked on digital initiatives at the Detroit Free Press, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Poynter Institute. Before he began working in digital journalism, he served as a Washington correspondent and European correspondent for the Free Press & Knight Ridder, and as a bureau chief for TIME. He can be reached at [email protected]

Carlene Hempel is an associate teaching professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University. She specializes in teaching basic and advanced journalism, narrative journalism and the art of international reporting. She lives in Concord with her husband and two children. She can be reached at [email protected]

Gal Tziperman Lotan is a 2012 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Journalism and a former managing editor of The Huntington News. She is now a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she covers crime, courts, and the death penalty with a focus on data reporting. She can be reached at [email protected] 

Laurel Leff is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and the associate director of the Jewish Studies program at Northeastern University. She is the author of Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper and previously worked as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal and The Miami Herald, and an editor at American Lawyer Media and The Hartford Courant. She is an expert in media law. She can be reached at [email protected]

Lincoln McKie is a longtime journalist who has worked for three newspaper companies, including as a reporter, copy editor, city editor, managing editor, executive editor and publisher. He has taught journalism at Boston University, Northeastern University and Emerson College, and heads a communication consulting company that includes consulting with newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected]

Meredith O’Brien has been teaching journalism at Northeastern University since 2015, and previously taught journalism and writing at UMass-Amherst and Framingham State University. A former newspaper reporter, investigative journalist, and columnist, Meredith has authored three books, including her latest, Mr. Clark’s Big Band, an award-winning work of creative nonfiction. She can be reached at [email protected]

Rachel Zarrell is a 2012 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Journalism, and served as managing editor and columnist for the Huntington News. She is a Senior Creative Director at BuzzFeed, focused on developing editorial and branded video content. Rachel previously held roles at MTV News and the Boston Globe. In 2018 she was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for media. She can be reached at [email protected]