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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

Lloyd Dunkelberger
(850) 556-3542

Lloyd been covering Tallahassee since 1983. He has previously worked for the New York Times Regional Newspapers group and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He grew up in Jacksonville and Palm Beach County, earning a journalism degree from the University of Florida. His journalism career began with the Ocala Star-Banner in 1977.

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
Allie Pass
General Manager
(850) 728-0455‬

Allie Pass is the operations manager for the News Service of Florida. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Florida State University, graduating with honors. She has grown up in Tallahassee and has spent time interning in the Florida House of Representatives after college, and, more recently she was the recipient of a fellowship at a non-profit governmental watchdog firm where she worked on numerous publications related to Florida public policy issues.

Samantha Salyards
Executive Assistant

Steven Rowell
(850) 558-5580