Lake Tahoe News’ mission is to provide readers news and timely information about what is going on throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. It is the only place to get news about Lake Tahoe seven days a week. It is not affiliated with any other media.
It’s a combination of hard news, features, outdoors and events. Stories are about people who live here and have a connection to the Sierra Nevada, as well as interesting articles from beyond the basin that touch the lives of those who live here, have second homes and are visitors.
Kathryn Reed has been in the news business since the 1980s. She has written for the New York Times, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, Las Vegas Sun, Tahoe Quarterly Magazine, Inside Tennis Magazine, National Association of Counties, Tahoe Mountain News, and other publications and agencies. Reed was an editor at the San Francisco Chronicle before moving to South Lake Tahoe in 2002.
Susan Wood started her reporting career in 1995 at the North County Times in San Diego. She covered the first Winter X Games at Big Bear Lake and she was the first reporter on the scene of the devastating 2007 Angora Fire in Lake Tahoe. She has won numerous writing awards. In 2002, she was picked to run the Olympic torch. She can be found playing outside when she isn’t typing a story.
Linda Fine Conaboy is a Tahoe/Reno-based freelance writer and editor, and a graduate of UNR’s Reynolds School of Journalism. She works out of her home office where she shares space most days with her husband, Frank, and their standard poodle, Pete. Time away from the keyboard finds her hiking and gardening, and in the winter, snowshoeing and skiing. Road trips have recently sneaked their way to the top of the list of pleasurable must-dos. She definitely has a book bubbling, just waiting to be written.
Anne Knowles has more than 25 years experience as a reporter. She covered the high-tech industry for 15 years in Boston and San Francisco for various technology publications including PC Week and Electronic Business. After moving to Nevada in 2001, Knowles covered business and local government for Northern Nevada Business Weekly. She worked as a copy editor for the Reno Gazette-Journal, where she also wrote news stories. She has been freelancing since 2009.
Jessie Marchesseau is a South Lake Tahoe-based freelance writer, journalist and blogger. A Tahoe resident since 2000, she is a graduate of UNR’s Reynolds School of Journalism. After a short stint as a copy editor at the Sierra Vista Herald in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Marchesseau returned to her beloved Tahoe where she intends to stay and write for a very long time.
Katherine E. Hill is an award-winning journalist who has covered Lake Tahoe for nearly 10 years. Hill is a native of Virginia, moving to Lake Tahoe in 1998 to work at the former Tahoe World newspaper as editor-in-chief. She has worked at The Weekly magazine for six years. She earned her bachelor’s in politic science from Christopher Newport University and master’s in humanities/journalism & media culture from Old Dominion University. She was a fellow for the National Press Foundation’s Affordable Housing & Community Development program in 2001, and was a monthly columnist for the National Newspaper’s Association’s “Publisher’s Auxiliary” from 2005-10.
Joann Eisenbrandt is a South Lake Tahoe-based freelance writer who first moved to the lake in 1979. She has a B.A. in American Studies, and an eclectic background including stints as an educator; typesetter, paste-up artist, writer and editor for newspapers and magazines; marketing coordinator at South Shore casinos/resorts; and office administrator for environmental nonprofits. She hates snow, but loves the Sierra and its luxurious carpet of summer flowers. Her home office and life are efficiently run by her cat Lola, whose endless curiosity and unapologetic self-confidence never fail to put things into proper perspective.