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Michael Kilian

Executive editor

Newsroom Leadership

Len LaCara

Content strategy analyst

Matthew Leonard

Watchdog editor

Scott Norris

News director

Sheila Rayam

Community Engagement Editor

T. Sudore

Digital Editor

Staff reporters

Robert Bell

Changing Neighborhoods & Cultural Trends Reporter

Will Cleveland

Public safety watchdog/Beer columnist

Gary Craig

Public safety watchdog reporter

Marcia Greenwood

Rochester now reporter

James Johnson

High school sports

Sean Lahman

Watchdog reporter

Sal Maiorana

Buffalo Bills

Natalia Rodr¨ªguez Medina

Puerto Rican Community Reporter

Tracy Schuhmacher

Food and drink

Brian Sharp

Watchdog reporter

Georgie Silvarole

Suburban Trends Reporter

Sarah Taddeo

Consumer watchdog reporter

Albany bureau

Joseph Spector

USA TODAY Network Atlantic Group Politics Editor


Bill Wolcott

Digital/print producer


Shawn Dowd

Staff photographer

Jamie Germano

Staff photographer

Tina MacIntyre-Yee

Staff photographer

Support staff

Tamra Springer

Executive Assistant to the Editor