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STU COURTNEY, Green Bay Press-Gazette and PackersNews.com
PETE DOUGHERTY, Packers columnist
Pete Dougherty grew up in Madison and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He has worked at the Green Bay Press-Gazette since December 1987, covering the Packers since 1993, first as a beat writer through the 2013 season, then as a columnist starting in 2014. His goal is to offer his opinion on what’s going on with the team, based on his own observations and after consulting sources from around the league.
JIM OWCZARSKI, Packers beat reporter
Jim Owczarski joined the PackersNews reporting team as a beat reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in August 2018. He previously covered the Cincinnati Bengals for three-plus seasons for The Cincinnati Enquirer. Jim brings an eye for stories that no one else is telling and an enthusiasm for fan interaction via social media, chats and podcasts. A graduate of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, with degrees in journalism and sociology, he has won numerous national and state sportswriting awards over the years.
OLIVIA REINER, Packers multimedia reporter
Olivia Reiner is a multimedia journalist covering the Packers with an emphasis on video. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism. Reiner’s past work experience includes internships with the New York Islanders, The Players’ Tribune, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports and WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois. Reiner also covered the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as a freelance reporter. Her stories and photos appeared in print and online for The Philadelphia Inquirer and AM New York.
TOM SILVERSTEIN, Packers beat reporter
Tom Silverstein has covered the Packers since 1989, first as a beat reporter for the Milwaukee Sentinel and then for the Journal Sentinel. In addition to leading daily coverage, he hosts a weekly in-season show with LeRoy Butler, writes a weekly NFL preview, makes picks on every NFL game and conducts a live game blog.
RYAN WOOD, Packers reporter
Ryan Wood has covered the Packers since 2014. With an emphasis on enterprise reporting, he works to uncover stories that help readers get to know players away from Lambeau Field. In addition to daily news, he specializes in writing longform features as well as explaining data and trends that shape the Packers.
RICHARD RYMAN, Packers business reporter
Richard Ryman is a journalist with more than 45 years of experience as an editor and reporter. He started as a sports reporter and has been a business reporter/editor since 1984, with the Green Bay Press-Gazette since 1998. His current job is to report on the non-football aspects of the Packers. He is a longtime supporter, coach and administrator for youth baseball leagues and a Civil War buff.
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