About Us

Your Community News Team

Jim   Mihaly Publisher
Jim Mihaly
604-575-2744
Jim Mihaly has considerable experience in the newspaper industry. Having come from a family newspaper background, he has worked in nearly every capacity during his career, which spans more than 30 years.
     
Paula  Carlson Editor
Paula Carlson
604-575-5337
Paula Carlson is editor of The Surrey-North Delta Leader, where she began her journalism career 21 years ago as a news reporter. She has won numerous awards for her insightful feature, news and opinion writing, and is the 2015 Editor of the Year as chosen by the Local Media Association.
     
Frank  Bucholtz Reporter, Columnist
Frank Bucholtz
604-514-6751
Frank Bucholtz has been editor of The Langley Times since 1999. He has worked for a variety of Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley community newspapers since 1978.
     
Kevin  Diakiw Reporter
Kevin Diakiw
604-575-5333
Kevin Diakiw has been reporting Surrey civic politics for more than 20 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.
     
Reporter
Serena Pattar
     
Jeff  Nagel Regional Reporter
Jeff Nagel
604-575-5334
Jeff Nagel has been a journalist for more than 20 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.
     
Sheila  Reynolds Reporter, Assistant editor
Sheila Reynolds
604-575-5332
Sheila Reynolds is a senior reporter and assistant editor at The Surrey-North Delta Leader, covering the courts, education, arts and entertainment, and general news beats. She has been with The Leader since 1997 and has won numerous provincial, national and international awards for her feature and news writing.
     
Reporter
Gary Ahuja
     
Reporter
Melissa Smalley
     
Reporter
Justin Beddall
604-853-1144
     
Reporter
Steph Troughton
604-575-5336
     
Reporter
Lauren Collins
604-575-5336
     
Reporter
Kera Piwowarski-Skocylas
604-575-5336
     
Victoria News Reporter
Daniel Palmer
250-480-3256
A native of Newfoundland, Daniel grew up in the Lower Mainland and studied political science at the University of Victoria and journalism at Langara College. He joined Victoria News in July 2012 and has since covered every conceivable topic across the Capital Region (primarily with a focus on Victoria and Esquimalt).
     
Reporter
Warren Jane
604-575-5336
     
Boaz  Joseph Multimedia journalist
Boaz Joseph
604-575-5340
Boaz Joseph has spent 17 years with The Leader as an award-winning photojournalist. He also designs news pages in the print edition of the paper.
     
Reporter
Brenda Anderson
     
Evan  Seal Multimedia journalist
Evan Seal
604-575-5339
Evan Seal, an award-winning photojournalist, has worked for The Leader for more than 20 years.
     
Rick  Kupchuk Reporter
Rick Kupchuk
604-575-5335
Rick Kupchuk is a sports reporter and section co-ordinator with The Surrey/North Delta Leader. His newspaper career spans 25 years, including the past 20 with The Leader. He has won regional and provincial awards for his sports writing.
     
Reporter
Greg Laychak
     
Reporter
Vikki Hopes
     
Columnist
Kristyl Clark
Kristyl Clark is a stay-at-home-mom and founder of the family blogazine, She’s a Valley Mom (www.shesavalleymom.com). She writes writes monthly for The Leader.
     
Columnist
Jim Cessford
     
Alex  Browne Reporter
Alex Browne
     
Contributer
Kerry Vital
1-604-575-5346