About Us

The South Whidbey Record has been providing its readers with award-winning community journalism since 1921. The Record serves the south end of Whidbey Island, beginning with the Island gateway of Clinton, where Washington State ferries dock after crossing Puget Sound from the mainland and Seattle. The newspaper readership encompasses several communities: the small but busy hub of Clinton with its beachfronts and rural acreages; the picturesque village of Langley, a center of both visual and performing arts and a strong visitor destination year-round; small, bustling Freeland, presently experiencing strong business and service growth; and the tiny hamlet of Greenbank on the outskirts of Central Whidbey, home to the publicly-owned Greenbank Farm and the famous 54-acre Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens. With a continued goal of excellence in community journalism, the South Whidbey Record maintains a high standard of reporting, analysis, opinion and photography. Each issue reflects the diversity of its audience and addresses issues of interest and importance: from land use and road improvements to schools, crime, county and city government, community events, sports, boating and recreation, arts and entertainment and features on the people and places that make South Whidbey unique.

 

Your Community News Team

Keven  Graves Publisher, Executive Editor
Keven Graves
(360) 221-5300
Keven first joined the Whidbey News Group as a reporter in 1986. He worked at the newspaper until 1993, when he left to help found The Whidbey Examiner, where he remained until 1999. For the next 13 years he was publisher and editor for the Nisqually Valley News in Yelm. In February 2013, he returned to the Whidbey News Group as publisher of Whidbey News Group and editor of the Whidbey News-Times. He graduated from Anacortes High School and Western Washington University. He has one son, Liam. He is incoming president of Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.
     
Associate Publisher
Kimberlly Winjum
Kimberlly Winjum is associate publisher for the Whidbey News Group, leading the sales departments for the Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record and The Whidbey Examiner.
     
Justin  Burnett Editor
Justin Burnett
Justin, 35, has been in newspapers since 2004. He attended the University of Hawaii and graduated with a major in print journalism and a minor in history. He began his career working for a large alternative weekly in Honolulu, where he worked in sales so he could be close to the newsroom. He moved to Whidbey Island in late 2006 and has worked as a staff reporter for the Whidbey Examiner, Whidbey News Times and South Whidbey Record. He's been editor at The Record since 2013.
     
Nora  Durand Marketing representative
Nora Durand
425-760-0844
Nora Durand has over 21 years of sales and marketing experience, ranging from high-tech to online digital products and advertising in a variety of print media. Nora is excited to assist her clients with affordable lead-generating products offered by the South Whidbey Record.
     
Kate  Daniel Features and Education
Kate Daniel
3602215300 ext 5052
Kate Daniel is a 25-year-old Freeland resident from Spokane, Wash. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a double major in English and Journalism and began working for the South Whidbey Record in June, 2014, where she now writes features and covers parks and recreation and education.
     
Ben  Watanabe Langley, Clinton, sports, South Whidbey Fire/EMS
Ben Watanabe
360-221-5300 ext. 5066
If you see me at Pickle's Deli, feel free to chat with me about what's happening on South Whidbey.
     
Frances  Wood Columnist
Frances Wood
Frances Wood is the author of "Brushed by Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West."
     
Margaret  Walton Columnist
Margaret Walton
     
Contributing writer
Lorinda Kay

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