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About Us

The Long Beach Post is a daily, digital-first publication. Rethinking how Long Beach — the second-largest city in Los Angeles County — should be covered, the belief is that Long Beach, and every community, deserves a publication that is essential to its readers – a publication that holds leaders to account, one that is locally owned and operated, with continued investment in the growth of the publication and community, one that binds the city together and calls its residents to action.


The Long Beach Post is located at:

211 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90802

The newsroom voicemail is: (562) 655-POST (7678)

Send press releases and news tips to: [email protected]

For tech support, help with your donations or other assistance, email: [email protected]

The Community Editorial Board can be reached at: [email protected]

To advertise with the Long Beach Post or Long Beach Business Journal, contact [email protected] or (562) 912-0161

Online: lbpost.com
Short domain: lbpo.st
Facebook: Facebook.com/LongBeachPost
Twitter: Twitter.com/LongBeachPost
Instagram: Instagram.com/LongBeachPost

Our team


Our leadership team comprises our publisher, as well as the heads of our four major departments; Editorial, Product & Operations, Community Engagement, and Business and Advertising.

David Sommers Publisher [email protected]
Dennis Dean Director of Product & Operations [email protected]
Andrea Estrada Advertising Manager [email protected]
Melissa Evans Managing Editor [email protected]
Stephanie Rivera
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Community Engagement Editor [email protected]



Melissa Evans Managing Editor [email protected]
Tim Grobaty Senior Columnist [email protected]
Jeremiah Dobruck Breaking News Editor [email protected]
Thomas R. Cordova Visuals Editor [email protected]
Joel Sappell Editor-at-Large, Investigations and Special Projects [email protected]
Anthony Pignataro Investigative Reporter/Editor [email protected]
Jackie Rae Multimedia Producer/Columnist [email protected]
Sebastian Echeverry
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North Long Beach Reporter [email protected]
Crystal Niebla
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West Long Beach Reporter [email protected]
Jason Ruiz City Hall Reporter [email protected]
Kelly Puente Senior Reporter [email protected]
Kate Karp
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Columnist [email protected]


The Hi-lo

The Hi-lo is the arts & culture section of the Long Beach Post, focused on covering Long Beach’s diverse and ever growing art, music, food and cultural scene.

Cheantay Jensen Arts & Culture Reporter [email protected]


Long Beach Business Journal

The Long Beach Business Journal has served as the “voice of business” since its premiere edition in March 1987. Now a part of the Long Beach Post family, it covers a wide range of business and community issues, with special focuses on international trade, real estate and development, healthcare, tourism, aviation and aerospace, technology, financial services, the arts, education and the environment.

Hayley Munguia Editor [email protected]
Alena Maschke
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Senior Reporter [email protected]
Brandon Richardson Senior Reporter [email protected]


Engagement Team

The engagement team helps build relationships with our audience and community at large via social media, newsletters, events, and strategic partnerships.

Stephanie Rivera Community Engagement Editor [email protected]
Valerie Osier Social Media & Newsletter Manager [email protected]



The Long Beach Post’s in-house digital advertising and media agency, STUDIO LBP is more than just traditional newspaper ads (though we do those, too). From social media campaigns to email marketing, display advertising to targeted programmatic advertising to full-scale  e-commerce solutions, STUDIO LBP has the tools to help you Reach Long Beach.

Andrea Estrada Advertising Manager [email protected]
Atira Rodriguez
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Multimedia Account Executive [email protected]
Lee Moran Multimedia Account Executive [email protected]


Product Team

The Long Beach Post’s in-house product team is in charge of both reader-facing and reporter-facing innovation, continually improving both how we present our news and information to the reader, and how our reporters work.

Dennis Dean Director of Operations & Product [email protected]
Josh Reed Lead Programmer [email protected]
Candice Wong Lead Graphic Designer [email protected]
Joon Alvarado
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Creative Designer [email protected]
Stephanie Perez
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Studio Coordinator [email protected]


the562.org Sports

The Long Beach Post participates in a content sharing agreement with the562.org, a non profit newsroom covering high school and college level sports in Long Beach. For more on supporting the562.org’s mission, click here.

Mike Guardabascio Sports [email protected]
JJ Fiddler Sports [email protected]


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