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.

Carolyn Wright started in photojournalism by shooting for her junior and senior high school newspapers in the hills of Tennessee. She since has worked as a wedding, portrait, commercial, and nature photographer; and teaching wildlife and landscape photography workshops. She is also an attorney helping photographers with their legal needs,running a long-time blog. When she isn’t in court, she is on the court chasing tennis balls.

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.

Jessie Marchesseau is a South Lake Tahoe-based writer, freelance journalist and designer. A Montana native, she moved to Lake Tahoe in 2000 and is a graduate of UNR’s Reynolds School of Journalism as well as the university’s interior design program. After a short stint as a copy editor at a small newspaper in Arizona, she returned to her beloved Tahoe where in addition to writing for local publications, she explores her creative sensibilities as owner and designer of Revive Interior Design.

Joann Eisenbrandt is an El Dorado County-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.

Terra Breeden is a South Lake Tahoe-based travel writer and journalist who graduated with a degree in journalism from Sierra Nevada College. Besides reporting for Lake Tahoe News, her work can be found in Tahoe Quarterly, Forbes Travel Guide and adventure guidebooks. She splits her free time between backpacking and fly fishing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounding her home and traveling abroad to places such as Indonesia, Nicaragua and Ecuador.


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PO Box 13406

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151



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