Staff Directory

Ways to connect with the Forsyth County News

PUBLISHER
Stephanie Woody

Stephanie Woody

Publisher
(770) 205-8945

Stephanie Woody was named publisher of the Forsyth County news in September, 2017.  Woody is a Forsyth County native, and a graduate of North Forsyth High School.  She comes to the Forsyth County News from the Dawson County News, a sister paper of the Forsyth County News, where she was also publisher.  

Woody has been with Swartz-Morris Media for over 15 years, and has experience in all facets of the operation of a local newspaper.  Woody, and her husband Robbie, also a Forsyth County native have three children.  

Editorial Staff
Frank Reddy

Frank Reddy

Editor
(770) 205-8970
Brian Paglia

Brian Paglia

Sports Editor
(770) 205-8976

Brian Paglia started working at the Forsyth County News in 2013 as sports editor after four years as a sports reporter at the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald. 

Brian won the Furman Bisher Award in 2012, 2014 and 2015 from the Georgia Sports Writers Association for the best overall sports story in his division. He graduated from Elon University in North Carolina.

Tracie Pike

Tracie Pike

Production Manager
(770) 205-8971

Tracie Pike began working at the Forsyth County News in 2003 as a copy editor.

Prior to beginning her newspaper career, she was an engraver and a certified pharmacy technician.

She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in commercial art.

Kelly Whitmire

Kelly Whitmire

Staff Reporter
(770) 205-8974

Kelly Whitmire began working with the Forsyth County News in the fall of 2014 and covers the local government beat.

He is a 2013 graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where he majored in magazine journalism.

Kelly wrote for The Red & Black, an independent student newspaper at UGA, and Dalton State College’s The Roadrunner.

Ian Frazer

Ian Frazer

Sports Reporter
(770) 205-8983

Ian Frazer joined the Forsyth County News in February 2017, prior to which he worked at the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for a year as a sports reporter.

He is an alumna of the University of Missouri, holding degrees in journalism and Spanish.

Digital Content
Jim Dean

Jim Dean

Online Editor
(770) 205-8978

Jim Dean came to the Forsyth County News in 2006 as a photographer and became involved with the website in 2010. Prior to that, Jim produced local television in Cumming and was operations manager at Cumming's AM1170 radio station.

Bradley Wiseman

Bradley Wiseman

Director of Film Production
(770) 205-8980


ADVERTISING
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Carmela Barhany

Advertising Director
(770) 205-8960
Connor Kelly

Connor Kelly

Advertising Account Executive
(770) 205-8964

Connor Kelly began working for Morris Multimedia in 2012. He works as an account executive in the advertising department and enjoys helping local businesses achieve their marketing goals. He is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia

LouAnn Brownlee

LouAnn Brownlee

Advertising Account Executive
(770) 205-8963

LouAnn Brownlee began working for Morris Multimedia in 2013. She was the 2014 Salesperson of the year for the Georgia Press Association.  LouAnn has returned after a 2 year hiatus as a Multimedia Account Representative.  She is active in Forsyth County and enjoys working with advertisers to help achieve growing their business.  LouAnn resides in Forsyth County with her husband, family and fur babies.

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Chris Knowles

Advertising Account Executive
(770) 205-8968
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
Lisa Salinas

Lisa Salinas

Circulation Director
(770) 205-8989

Lisa Salinas joined the Forsyth County News in 2010 and was named circulation director in 2013. Lisa has more than 20 years of experience in newspaper circulation.

 In her free time, Lisa enjoys watching football and hanging out with her children.