About Us

Your Community News Team

Karen  Hill Publisher
Karen Hill
Karen Hill began her career with the Capital News in 1989. She is a former publisher of the Morning Star in Vernon, moving back to Kelowna in 2010 to take on the publisher role of the Capital News.
Staff Reporter
Kevin  Parnell Managing Editor
Kevin Parnell
Kevin Parnell is the managing editor of the Kelowna Capital News and Lake Country Calendar.
Judie  Steeves Contributor
Judie Steeves
Judie Steeves is an outdoors enthusiast, co-author of a guide book Okanagan Trips and Trails and author of Jude's Kitchen. She wrote her Trail Mix column for the Kelowna Capital News from 1994 to 2014.
Senior regional reporter, Reporter
Barry Gerding
Barry Gerding is senior regional reporter for Black Press in the Central Okanagan.
Don  Burnett Columnist
Don Burnett
Don Burnett is a gardening consultant and hosts a gardening radio show Saturdays.
Christine  Mould Advertising Consultant
Christine Mould
Christine joined the Capital News family in October of 2014. She started out in the classifieds department, moved into an inside sales position, and then quickly worked her way up to the outside sales team. Christine is from the small northern B.C town of Fort Nelson. She attended college in Calgary where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art & Design. She is very happy to have relocated to the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Her position in outside sales has allowed her to interact with so many members of the community. She says it has been an excellent avenue for her to really get to know Kelowna. She looks forward to meeting even more clients and helping them grow their businesses.
Wayne   Woollett Advertising Consultant
Wayne Woollett
With over 25 years in the advertising industry Wayne can help design your print advertising program to ensure maximum exposure and results.
Rick  Methot Advertising Consultant
Rick Methot
Rick has been in the newspaper business for 28 years. He started out at the Nanaimo Daily Free Press in 1988 as a sales rep. He became the advertising manager of that newspaper in 1992 for eight years at which time he was promoted to the position of publisher of the Port Alberni Valley Times. In 2008 he moved to Medicine Hat to be the advertising director of the Medicine Hat News which lasted until 2010. He then went to the Lethbridge Herald where he got back into sales. He has been at the Capital News since July 2012 as an advertising consultant and looks forward finishing his newspaper career here in Kelowna.
Teresa  Huscroft-Brown Advertising Consultant
Teresa Huscroft-Brown
Teresa has been with the Capital News for over 25 years as a graphic designer, and more recently advertising sales. Her sale areas include West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country, as well as all other Black Press publications. She majored in advertising and communications in college, and will bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to effectively market your business or organization.
Jim  Coulter Advertising Consultant
Jim Coulter
Jim arrived at the Kelowna Capital News in March of 2016 from the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News, where he spent 15 years as publisher. He has been in the community newspaper business for about 30 years, all but five of them with Black Press, in markets throughout BC, from Terrace to Victoria, Kamloops to Surrey, and he is excited about making Kelowna his permanent home.
Alistair  Waters Assistant Editor
Alistair Waters
The assistant editor of the Capital News, Alistair Waters has a nose for politics at the civic, provincial and federal levels, and helps readers understand the verbal spin doctoring politicians are fond of using.
Jean  Russell Editorial
Jean Russell
Warren  Henderson Sports Reporter
Warren Henderson
Kathy  Michaels Reporter, Columnist
Kathy Michaels
Kathy Michaels has covered everything from arts to crime for the Capital News since 2008. When she has time to ruminate on the matters that impact this city she puts them in her column Kathartic, which is published Fridays.
Circulation Manager
Glenn Beaudry
Real Estate Weekly
Real Estate Advertising