Editorial Staff

Kevin Moran is the regional vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc. He was managing editor of The Berkshire Eagle from 2005 to 2013. A native of Adams and a graduate of Hoosac Valley High School and the University of New Hampshire, Kevin has served as editor of the North Adams Transcript and the Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer, as well as news editor of The York Dispatch/Sunday News in Pennsylvania.

A past president of the New England Associated Press News Executives Association, he also is a mentor for the Daniel Pearl Fellowship Foundation and an occasional voice on WAMC.

An avid fly fisherman and Nordic skier, Kevin also plays guitar in the punk rock band The Damaged. He, his wife and daughter reside in Pittsfield.

Kevin can be reached at kmoran@berkshireeagle.com. You can follow him on Twitter @iamberkshire, or press the button below.


Tom Tripicco is the managing editor of The Berkshire Eagle and has served as its news editor and deputy managing editor. He joined The Eagle as deputy managing editor in 2005. Tom began his career in 1987 at the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal, where he spent the next 18 years in various positions, including news assistant, copy editor and regional editor.

A native of Westchester County outside of New York City, Tom is married with one daughter. He enjoys golf, playing his guitar and listening to live music.

Tom can be reached at ttripicco@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BE_tomtrip.


Jennifer Huberdeau is the Berkshire Eagle's online editor. A native of Adams, she is a graduate of Hoosac Valley High School and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She joined the North Adams Transcript on a full-time basis in 2005, where she had previously published work as an intern, columnist and part-time correspondent. As senior reporter she covered the city of North Adams, education, health care and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

In 2011, she became the paper's first digital news specialist. Jennifer's work was honored in 2011 by the New England Associated Press News Executives Association. She also was named as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Care Fellow in 2010 and completed an intense nine-day workshop at Babson College as part of the fellowship. Jennifer resides in Adams, with her husband and their two children.

In her spare time, she paints, researches local history and goes ghost hunting for fun. She has appeared on two paranormal-themed television shows, the Bio Channel's Haunted Encounters: Face to Face, and New England Legends: Spooky Berkshires, which aired on local PBS affiliate WGBY.

Jennifer can be reached at jhuberdeau@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter she's at @BE_DigitalJen


Jeffrey Borak has been The Berkshire Eagle's entertainment editor and theater critic since 1986. Prior to that, he spent nearly three years at a weekly newspaper in Beacon, N.Y., and 15 years at The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal, covering city halls before being named the paper's first full-time entertainment editor and theater critic.

A native of New York, Jeffrey is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and has a master's degree in theater from the University of Washington in Seattle.

He served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia, where he was assistant director of the arts center at Haile Selassie University in Addis Ababa for two years and then taught English as a second language in a provincial high school.

A member of the American Theater Critics Association, Jeffrey also has acted and directed -- and won awards for both. In addition, he's an avid baseball fan and enjoys walking, music, art, dance and the company of good friends.

He lives in Pittsfield with his wife, Judaic textile and mixed media artist Wendy Rabinowitz, and their four cats. He has two married stepdaughters, ages 35 and 31, and two grandchildren, ages 5 and 2 1/2.

Jeffrey can be reached at jborak@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BE_Theater.


Lindsey Hollenbaugh is back at The Berkshire Eagle after a nine-month change in scenery in the Adirondacks. Lindsey was formerly the online editor at The Eagle for two and a half years before taking a similar position at the Glens Falls Post-Star. You may remember her as The Baby Eagle and for her Tuesday column "Out of the Nest" about her life with "the guy."

The guy is now the husband, and they split their time (and laundry) between the capital region and Pittsfield. She still swears by her Crockpot, loves to Zumba and can't imagine life without her crazy cast of column charaters, otherwise known her family. She also still throws out a few "woot, woots!" when appropriate.

Lindsey is thrilled to be back in the Berkshires and at home in the nest. She has big, fun plans for the features department in print and online, including getting more local ideas and personal stories.

Lindsey can be reached at lhollenbaugh@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @lhollenbaugh.


Tony Dobrowolski has been the business editor at The Berkshire Eagle since 2008. He came to the newspaper in 1992 as a sportswriter, moved to the news desk in 1998, and has served in a variety of positions since then, including a three-month stint as interim editor of the North Adams Transcript in 2011.

Dobrowolski previously worked for the Torrington Register Citizen and Shoreline Newspapers in Connecticut, and the Montreal Gazette while attending college in Canada. He also has freelanced for several professional publications and has won several awards.

A captain of both his high school and middle-school soccer teams, Tony enjoys the outdoors -- both playing and watching sports -- reading, pop culture and discussing issues of the day. He and his wife reside in Pittsfield with two dogs and one cat.

Tony can be reached at tdobrowolski@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter @tdobrow.


Bill Everhart has been the editorial page editor at The Berkshire Eagle for 17 years. He was a sportswriter at the newspaper for six years before that and has written about movies since arriving at The Eagle. A native of Pittsfield, Bill worked for the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin and North Adams Transcript before coming to The Eagle.

Bill is a graduate of St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vt., and received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Utah.

Bill can be reached at weverhart@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @beEditEditor.


Ben Garver has been photographing news at The Berkshire Eagle for nearly a decade-and-a-half and photographing nature since his youth.

Before living in the Berkshires, Ben lived in New Hampshire, Vermont and his native Ohio. From growing up on his father's farm, going to school at Middlebury College in Vermont to living in the Berkshires, all of Ben's intellectual pursuits have been paralleled with the pursuit of solace in nature.

Ben can be reached at bgarver@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BE_bengarver.


Richard Lord has worked at The Berkshire Eagle for more than two years. In April 2014, Richard was named the Eagle's sports editor, following more than two years working as a paginator and golf reporter. A native of Boston who grew up in South Florida, Richard also has worked at the Tampa Tribune, Boston Herald, Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, Raleigh News & Observer, New Haven Register, Springfield Republican and Denver's Rocky Mountain News. He served as the executive sports editor in Tampa and as the sports editor in New Haven and Springfield.

Richard is single, and his main hobbies are playing golf and following sports, politics and world affairs.

Richard can be reached at rlord@berkshireeagle.com


Matthew Sprague became sports editor at The Berkshire Eagle in 2008, serving in that role until April 2014, when he took on the newly created role of digital sports editor and high school sports coordinator. A native of the Adirondacks and educated in central Illinois, Sprague previously worked on the sports staffs of the Garden City (Kan.) Telegram and Quincy (Ill.) Herald Whig.

Also the host/moderator of "Eagle Sports Weekly" on PCTV, Sprague previously was a panelist on the "Sports Writers Journal" program on CGEM-TV in Quincy, Ill. He has been honored for his writing by the Kansas Press Association, the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association and the New England Associated Press News Executives Association.

Matthew -- a two-sport athlete in college -- enjoys playing rugby and absorbing a lot of useless pop culture knowledge.

Matthew can be reached at msprague@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @EagleSportsZone.


Kate Abbott has been Berkshires Week editor at The Berkshire Eagle since 2008. In her search for things to do and see for her section, she has wandered from farms to dance studios, felt the texture of gold leaf, vaulted on horseback and listened to Emily Dickinson in a hay barn on a summer night.

Kate was born on the Connecticut coast, came to the mountains for college and stayed to contradance. She graduated from Williams College in 2000 and enjoyed four years as reporter and then associate editor at the former Berkshire Advocate, where she learned to make beads from molten glass and interviewed a blue-eyed llama in a van in a thunderstorm.

She earned her MFA in fiction at the University of New Hampshire, and she has had poetry published in literary magazines, including the Comstock Review and Entelechy International. She enjoys talking with people, walking in the woods, playing the recorder, and writing stories about all three.

Kate can be reached at kabbott@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @berkshiresweek.

Newsroom Staff

Andrew Amelinckx is the crime and courts reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. He grew up in Louisiana and moved to the East Coast in 2001. Andrew won a 2006-2007 distinguished investigative reporting award from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association.

Andrew has an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., and has shown his artwork in galleries and museums throughout the United States.

Andrew can be reached at aamelinckx@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BE_TheAmelinckx.


Margaret Button is the associate editor of Berkshires Week & The Shires of Vermont and writes a column for the Eagle's food page.

She served as the city editor of the North Adams Transcript for 26 years. Prior to that, she worked in the advertising department and as the lifestyle and wire editor.

Maggy can be reached at mbutton@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @ButtonMaggy.

A native of North Adams, she earned a master of science degree in journalism from Boston University, bachelor of arts in English from North Adams State College, and graduated from Drury High School. She lives in North Adams with her son, David, and their yellow Lab, Sassy.


A native of Rockland, Edward Damon came to the Berkshires in 2008 as a freshman at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. There, he stumbled into the college's journalism program and eventually become the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, the Beacon. He received a bachelor's in English from MCLA in May 2012 and joined the Transcript staff in November 2012.

An Eagle reporter since January, Edward covers North County. His interests include the outdoors, obscure cars, dogs of all shapes and sizes, and ' 80s New Wave.

Edward can be reached at edamon@berkshireeagle.com, by calling the Eagle's North Adams office at (413) 663-3741 x 224, and on Twitter he's at @BE_EDamon.


Phil Demers is a native of Cheshire and a graduate of Hoosac Valley High School and Wheaton College in Norton. He joined the North Adams Transcript as a reporter in 2011, after first publishing articles there as an intern in 2007.

Phil writes fiction and loves of punk rock. He's an outdoorsman, a lousy but persistent tennis player and friend to all normal-sized dogs.

Blood donor, critic, political malcontent and former little league cleanup hitter, Phil anticipates an exciting new home at The Berkshire Eagle.

Phil can be reached at pdemers@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BE_PhilD.


Clarence Fanto is a Berkshire Eagle correspondent who covers several South County towns as well as general topics. A native of New York City, he worked at three TV news networks and two daily newspapers there before relocating to the Berkshires in 1987.

At The Eagle, Clarence has served as Sunday editor, news editor and managing editor. In 2005, he became vice president of news and cultural affairs at WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

He is married to choral conductor Andrea Goodman and has one son, Jacob, who attends elementary school in Lenox. Clarence's main interests are the performing arts -- especially music and theater -- as well as hiking and snowshoeing.

Clarence can be reached at cfanto@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BE_cfanto.


Derek Gentile has been reporting on local government, courts and sports at The Berkshire Eagle for more than 20 years. His weekly column runs every Friday on Page B1. He also is one of the newspaper's music critics, and he's won awards for sportswriting and newswriting.

Gentile, dubbed "the unofficial baseball historian of the Berkshires," is the author of 13 books, including "Chicago: Baseball in the City" with the late Studs Terkel. "Smooth Moves," his history of pro basketball, was named one of the top Books For Young People by the New York Public Library in 2003.

Gentile lives in Great Barrington. His hobbies include hiking, writing and collecting 1940s-era comic books and original comic art.

Derek can be reached at dgentile@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @DerekGentile.


Akeem Glaspie joined The Berkshire Eagle staff in August 2013 as a sports reporter. Glaspie is a native of Elgin, Ill., and graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2012.

After graduation, Glaspie became a freelance reporter for the Kane Country Chronicle in Saint Charles, Ill. He also completed an internship at The Oakland Press in Pontiac, Mich., through the Chips Quinn Scholarship Program.

He s a member of the Association of Black Journalists and the Associated Press Sports Editors.

Derek can be reached at aglaspie@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @THEAkeemglaspie.


Daniel Harris entered the newspaper industry in 2005 as night editor of The Gardner (Mass.) News. He has worked at The Berkshire Eagle since 2009, designing the front page and creating general digital designs and layouts, some of which have won New England Press Association awards.

Daniel is a traditional artist by trade, and in his spare time, he enjoys cartooning and drawing comics. Though he is a transplant to the Berkshires, he enjoys the nightlife of the city of Pittsfield.

Daniel can be reached at dharris@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BE_DanHarris.


Howard Herman is a sports columnist and reporter at The Berkshire Eagle.

Howard joined the newspaper in 1988, when it went from publishing six days a week to seven. In his two-plus decades at The Eagle, Howard has covered events ranging from the World Series to the NCAA Final Four to numerous high school championship events to the Massachusetts Little League championships.

In addition to live coverage, Howard writes a Sunday sports column and other opinion pieces.

Before joining The Eagle, Howard spent nearly a decade as a broadcast journalist. He worked at radio stations in Kentucky, New Jersey and Pennsylvania before landing at WBRK in Pittsfield. While Howard was news and sports director there, the station won numerous Associated Press broadcasters awards for spot news and sports play-by-play, and was named the News Station of the Year in Massachusetts.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Howard is a graduate of Temple University and a long-suffering Pirates fan. His ever-patient wife, Amy, is a social worker, and they are the proud parents of a daughter (Alison) and a son (Michael).

Howard can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @howardherman.


Gillian Jones joined The Berkshire Eagle as a visual journalist in 2014. She was the chief photographer at The North Adams Transcript from 1992 to 2014. She has been teaching photography at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2001 and is an adviser to The Beacon, the college newspaper. Her career as a photojournalist began at that same college newspaper in 1989.

She was born in Queens, N.Y., and she grew up on Long Island, before moving to the Berkshires in 1982. She graduated from Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown. She earned her bachelor s from North Adams State College majoring in English Communications with a journalism concentration and a minor in Philosophy.

Gillian, or Jill, enjoys walking, listening to satellite radio, doing karaoke, playing guitar and singing, and traveling. She has also become adept at running her dog, a Siberian husky named Jasmine, while riding a bicycle. She does both activities independently too. She is presently learning how to play the ukulele and aspires to learn to play the concertina. She resides in North Adams with her dog and three cats.

Gillian can be reached at gjones@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter she's at @BE_DigitalJill.


David LeClair has worked in various capacities at The Berkshire Eagle since 1982. After graduating from Eastern New Mexico University, David began as a designer in The Eagle's display advertising department. He also has served as a staff artist and advertising production supervisor. David currently works in the newsroom as a paginator/copy editor.

Outside of The Eagle, David enjoys music, cooking and perennial gardening/landscape design.

David can be reached at dleclair@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BEdleclair.


Dick Lindsay has covered news and sports in Berkshire County for more than 25 years -- first in local radio and then at The Eagle, starting 2007. He reports primarily on Pittsfield city government and his hometown of Lee.

Dick, his wife, their two college-age sons and two big dogs reside in his childhood home. Dick enjoys working around the house -- especially landscaping and lawn care -- and traveling.

Dick can be reached at rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com.


Jeannie Maschino has worked at The Berkshire Eagle in various capacities since 1982. She began as a front-desk salesperson in the display advertising department before moving into classified advertising a few years later. She joined the newsroom in 1989.

In addition to being the staff librarian, Jeannie is responsible for curating community news, which includes press releases for "In the Berkshires" and "Our Towns," births, campus notes, high school and college graduation announcements, honor rolls, church news, and the Senior Bulletin Board.

Jeannie can be reached at jmaschino@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BE_Whatsdoing.


Adam Shanks is a reporter based in the North Adams bureau of the Berkshire Eagle. Adam joined the Transcript in 2013 and stayed aboard with The Eagle when the two papers merged. He covers city government and North Adams, the town of Adams, and Northern Berkshire crime.

Adam has three women in his life -- his wife, his Dachsund/Basset Hound Mix named Shaw, and his Australian Cattle Dog mix named Lola. Sorry, mom.

A native of the Adirondacks' foothills in upstate New York, Adam enjoys splitting logs, a long run through a densely wooded forest, or a brief swim in a frosty mountain river. A simple man, the smell of wood smoke brings Adam great joy.

Adam began his career at the Legislative Gazette covering state politics in Albany, N.Y., and has written for several papers in the Hudson Valley of New York including The Red Hook Observer, The Register-Star, the Chatham Courier, and the Columbia Paper.

Adam can be reached at ashanks@berkshireeagle.com or (413) 663-3741, ext. 225. On Twitter, he's at @EagleAdamShanks


Jenn Smith has come a long way since joining The Berkshire Eagle in February 2005 as a news and obituaries clerk. In August of that year, she became a full-time reporter with the newspaper. Today, the former substitute teacher serves as The Eagle's education and youth news reporter, covering pre-kindergarten through higher education and other youth and family initiatives. She also covers breaking news and general assignments.

Jenn, who was born in India, raised in Berkshire County and graduated from Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, developed The Eagle's weekly Learning Page, which runs every Tuesday on the cover of Section D. She also manages "Making the Grade," The Eagle's annual education special section.

On Thursdays she regularly contributes features and a co-authors a column called "Berkshires After Dark" for The 413 section. You can hear Jenn talk about the section every Thursday at 8:20 a.m. on the "Good Morning, Pittsfield!" radio show, hosted by WTBR/89.7 FM. She also regularly contributes to The Eagle's Berkshires Week and Health Quarterly magazines.

A magazine journalism graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Jenn completed concentrations in Latin American studies and leadership communication. After graduation, she was a freelance contributor to the Cape Cod Times in Hyannis, Mass.

Dedicated to covering children, families and education, Jenn has received training to cover these areas from the Poynter Institute for journalism, the national Education Writers Association, and the Hechinger Institute of Teachers College at Columbia University.

She also hosts students for the annual Job Shadow Day program, conducts journalism workshops with local grade schools and colleges, and mentors students through the Monument Mountain Regional High School student journalism program.

Off the clock, she's out and about enjoying every second of life -- through Ultimate Frisbee playing, dancing, concerts, trivia games and travel -- in the Berkshires and beyond.

Jenn Smith can be reached at jsmith@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter @JennSmith_Ink.


Scott Stafford has been a reporter, photographer, page designer and editor for more than 20 years at a variety of publications, including the Dallas Morning News, The Metrocrest News in Dallas, the Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and now at The Berkshire Eagle.

In his spare time, Scott pursues his hobbies of nature photography and trudging through the woods with his two dogs, Montana and Millie, and sometimes with his adult son, Dylan.

Scott, who lives in Williamstown, can be reached at sstafford@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @BE_SStafford.


Jim Therrien has worked at four daily newspapers in Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont since 1978 as a writer, copy editor and managing editor. He now covers city government and works occasionally in various editing capacities at The Eagle.

Therrien returned to The Eagle in 2012 after stints as the editor of the North Adams Transcript and the Bennington Banner over eight years. He received several awards for editorial writing during that time.

A native of Williamstown, he graduated from Mount Greylock and worked for several years on construction in New England and other regions of the country, as well as a freelance house painter, while attending college part time.

He received a bachelor's degree from North Adams State College sociology/anthropology in, and another later on from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in English.

Having reluctantly given up the notion of playing baseball or soccer for money, tennis is Therrien's game of choice today. He also enjoys cross-country skiing and reading fiction or history, and is hooked on audiobooks. He lives in Pownal, Vt.

Jim Therrien can be reached at jtherrien@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter @BE_Therrien.


Stephanie Zollshan has been a photographer at The Berkshire Eagle since June 2011. Originally from Connecticut, she attended Boston University to study photojournalism, and after graduating, she worked as a freelance photographer for various publications and companies in Connecticut, New York City and Boston before settling in at The Eagle.

Aside from photography, Stephanie enjoys traveling, hiking, craft-making, music and drawing.

Stephanie can be reached at szollshan@berkshireeagle.com and on Twitter at @szollshan.