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The Reporter is Auburn's first choice for local news and happenings. Published on Fridays, The Reporter covers top issues and interesting people in the community. With our integrated print and online editions we cover Auburn like none other. Follows us online at auburn-reporter.com or on facebook.com.


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Carol  Bower Sales
Carol Bower
253-833-0218, ext. 3050
Mark  Klaas Regional Editor
Mark Klaas
253-833-0218, ext. 5050)
Mark Klaas is regional editor of the Auburn and Kent Reporter. He is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience covering news, sports and community events. He previously worked for weekly and daily newspapers in Idaho, Oregon and California.
Robert  Whale News reporter
Robert Whale
253-833-0218, ext. 5052
Robert Whale covers the city of Auburn, principally its City government but also its schools, its police, its institutions and personalities in print and occasionally in photographs for the Auburn Reporter. In addition, he copy edits stories for typos, style and accuracy.
Shawn  Skager Sports Reporter
Shawn Skager
253-833-0218, ext. 5054
Shawn Skager wears many hats at the Auburn Reporter. In any given week you can find him covering high school sports, reporting on the goings-on in the City of Pacific, taking photographs at community events and shedding a little light on the wonderful people in the Reporter's coverage area. It's a good thing he really likes hats. Shawn is the 2012 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest Sportswriter of the Year runner-up. When not working he can found rooting for the Seahawks with his wife of 15 years and his three children, Katy, Conner and Hannah or polishing the protective cover on his prized possession, a 1976 Walter Payton rookie card.
Kevin Tucker
253-833-0218, ex. 4050
Circulation manager
David Blood
253-833-0218, ext. 6050

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