About Us

Your Community News Team

Dwayne  Weidendorf Publisher
Dwayne Weidendorf
504-542-7412
Dwayne Weidendorf has been a publisher in the newspaper business for more than 20 years. In addition to currently serving as publisher of The Leader, Weidendorf, on behalf of Black Press, oversees the newspaper chain's press facilities in North Delta and publication of The Yukon News.
     
Paula  Carlson Editor
Paula Carlson
604-575-5337
Paula Carlson is editor of The Surrey-North Delta Leader, where she began her journalism career 22 years ago as a news reporter. She has won numerous awards for her insightful feature, news and opinion writing, and was the 2015 Editor of the Year as chosen by the Local Media Association.
     
Kevin  Diakiw Reporter
Kevin Diakiw
604-575-5333
Kevin Diakiw has been reporting Surrey civic politics for more than 21 years. He also covers crime, courts, business and general news, and has been honoured numerous times with national and international awards for his journalism skills.
     
Boaz  Joseph Multimedia journalist
Boaz Joseph
604-575-5340
Boaz Joseph has spent 20 years with The Leader as an award-winning photojournalist. He also designs news and feature pages in the print edition of the paper, writes news and features, and covers arts and entertainment.
     
Jeff  Nagel Regional Reporter
Jeff Nagel
604-575-5334
Jeff Nagel has been a journalist for more than 25 years and is the regional reporter for Black Press newspapers in the Lower Mainland, including The Surrey-North Delta Leader. He covers transportation, health and other regional issues and is a member of the Black Press digital team.
     
Evan  Seal Multimedia journalist
Evan Seal
604-575-5339
Evan Seal, an award-winning photojournalist, has worked for The Leader for 25 years. He currently writes news, features and education stories.
     
Rick  Kupchuk Reporter
Rick Kupchuk
604-575-5335
Rick Kupchuk is a news and sports reporter with The Surrey/North Delta Leader. His newspaper career spans 36 years, including the past 29 with The Leader. He has won regional and provincial awards for his sports writing.