The Coronado News is a 24-hour news website and direct-mail free newspaper to all residents and businesses of Coronado. We cover city government, schools, businesses, entertainment and the Navy.

The Coronado News staff pictured here includes (L-R) Sofie Fransen, Nick Hancock, Cade Cavin, Dennis Wagner, Anthony Le Calvez and Craig Harris. Madeline Yang and Julieta Soto are in front.

The News Team

The newsroom is led by Craig Harris, who begins his 32nd year in journalism and most recently worked at USA TODAY as a business investigative reporter. Harris was the lead writer when The Arizona Republic of the USA TODAY Network was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s most prestigious honor.

Joining The News is Dennis Wagner, who earned a Pulitzer Prize while working for USA TODAY and The Arizona Republic. His career started 46 years ago with a job at the former Coronado Journal.

Staff writers include Julieta Soto and Madeline Yang.

Soto will cover education and some small business stories, and she’s a graduate of UC Berkeley where she studied English, Spanish and Journalism. Yang will cover City Hall and the Navy, and she’s a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University.

The News also has a group of interns from Point Loma Nazarene University and San Diego State University who will cover sports, entertainment and do general assignment stories.

Editorial Board

The News also has an editorial board led by Paul Huntsman, the owner of The News, and Amy Hall, a cancer survivor who heads a non-profit that prepares for and arranges the delivery of fresh and healthy meals to individuals battling cancer. Huntsman and Hall have homes on Coronado.

The News will begin running editorials when its print edition begins, and it welcomes letters to the editor and guest columns.

Huntsman is credited for saving The Salt Lake Tribune, when he bought the financially struggling newspaper in 2016. A year later, the paper won the Pulitzer Prize. He then turned the paper into a nonprofit operation, the first of its kind, and he currently is chairman of The Tribune’s board of directors.

“We look forward to engaging the citizens, businesses, and institutions throughout Coronado, and bringing exceptional journalism to the island,” Huntsman said. “My mother was born in San Diego, and together, my family has held close ties to Coronado for almost 60 years.”

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