Spokane Journal of Business

Our News Team


Linn   Parish
Linn Parish Editor Phone: 509.344.1265
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About Linn

Editor Linn Parish has worked for newspapers and magazines since 1996, with the bulk of that time being at the Journal. A Montana boy who has called Spokane home for some time now, Linn likes Northwest trails, Deep South foods, and lead changes in the ninth inning.

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LeAnn  Bjerken
LeAnn Bjerken Reporter Phone: 509.344.1267
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About LeAnn

Reporter LeAnn Bjerken covers health care at the Journal of Business. A Minnesota native and cat lover, she enjoys beachside vacations and writing poetry. LeAnn has worked for the Journal since 2015.

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Mike  McLean
Mike McLean Deputy Editor Phone: 509.344.1266
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About Mike

Deputy Editor Mike McLean has worked his entire journalism career in the Inland Northwest. Mike, who also lives to reel in fish and crank up music, has worked for the Journal since 2006.

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Natasha  Nellis
Natasha Nellis Research Coordinator Phone: 509.344.1263
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About Natasha

Research Coordinator Natasha Nellis joined the Journal in May 2018 and handles the people, calendar, licenses, and lists sections. An Eastern Washington University alum, Natasha is an avid reader and loves taking photos, traveling, and learning new languages.  

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Samantha  Peone
Samantha Peone Reporter Phone: 509.344.1260
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About Samantha

Reporter Samantha Peone joined the Journal in 2015 as research coordinator before later transitioning into a reporter role. She covers real estate and construction.

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Virginia  Thomas
Virginia Thomas Reporter Phone: 509.344.1264
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About Virginia

Reporter Virginia Thomas has worked at the Journal since 2017 and covers the banking and finance industries. As a reporter, she loves learning about Spokane's many growing industries. She enjoys travelling with her husband, snuggling with her cats, and cross stitching.

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