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Our Team
General Contact Information
Newsroom (850) 656-6400
Billing (877) 704-7339
Editorial Staff
Jim Saunders
Executive Editor
(850) 728-1705

Jim has been executive editor of the News Service since 2013 and has covered state government and politics in Florida since 1998. Jim came to the News Service in 2011 after stints as Tallahassee bureau chief for The Florida Times-Union, The Daytona Beach News-Journal and Health News Florida. He moved to Florida in 1990 and worked eight years for the Times-Union in Jacksonville and St. Johns County. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he graduated from Northwestern University and worked at The Blade newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, before moving to the Times-Union. Jim enjoys covering legal and regulatory issues and has extensive experience in covering health care.

Dara Kam
Senior Reporter
(850) 570-1592

Jim Turner
(772) 215-9889

Jim Turner is a Capitol reporter for the News Service of Florida, providing coverage on issues ranging from transportation and the environment to Legislative and Cabinet politics, which are some of the areas he worked in 20 years with TCPalm in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Jim grew up in Millburn, New Jersey, where he started his journalism career providing weekly reports on the high school soccer team --- of which he was a member--- to the local Millburn Item. Jim received degrees in journalism and history from High Point University in North Carolina.

Christine Sexton

Ana Ceballos

Ana Ceballos is a state government and politics reporter for the News Service of Florida. She previously worked as the USA Today Network's Florida capitol reporter and the legislative relief reporter for the Associated Press.

Tom Urban
Assignment Manager
(850) 491.8026

Tom has been a multimedia reporter for the News Service of Florida since 2013, and he has covered Florida state government and politics for more than 15 years. He worked for commercial television stations in Omaha, NE and Fort Myers, FL before moving the Florida's capital city. Some of his most memorable assignments include coverage of the BP oil spill, Hurricane Katrina and the Bush, Crist and Scott administrations. Originally from a family farm in South Dakota, Tom graduated from Dana College with degrees in Communications and Business Administration.

Sales and Administrative Staff
Samantha Salyards

Steven Rowell
(850) 558-5580

Steven is a Business Development Executive here at News Service of Florida. We are an independent web-based wire service that provides in-depth and first-hand coverage of the activities of Florida state government year-round. Our subscribers come from an array of sectors, including lobbyists, lawyers, government officials, association executives, public relations firms, and media organizations across the state that we provide with up-to-the-minute Capital coverage.

Didi Hoffman
General Manager
(904) 686-4246

A lifelong Floridian, Didi brings over thirty years of sales and marketing experience to the NSF team. Also, a writer and author, she understands solid reporting and real-time information make the difference in attaining successful legislative and business results. Didi received her B.A. in English from the University of Florida and M.BA. from Nova Southeastern University.