Spokane Journal of Business

Our News Team


Kim   Crompton
Kim Crompton Editor Phone: 509.344.1263
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About Kim

Editor Kim Crompton has worked for the Journal of Business since 1989. A motorcycling and wine enthusiast who also hits the links regularly, Kim grew up in a family that owned and operated community newspapers in southern Idaho.

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Linn   Parish
Linn Parish Deputy Editor Phone: 509.344.1265
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About Linn

Deputy Editor Linn Parish has worked for the Journal of Business for a total of 10 years, dating back to 1998. A self-described sports nerd, Linn has worked as a professional writer/editor for nearly 20 years.

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LeAnn  Bjerken
LeAnn Bjerken Reporter Phone: 509.344.1267
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About LeAnn

Reporter LeAnn Bjerken is the most recent addition to the Journal's news team. A poet, cat lover and antique enthusiast, LeAnn is also an Eastern Washington University alum.

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 Kevin  Blocker
Kevin Blocker Reporter Phone: 509.344.1264
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About Kevin

Reporter Kevin Blocker, a University of Colorado alum, is a rec league basketball addict. At age 47, he still sports a 32-inch vertical leap. He has three children, all of whom are hooked on hoops.

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Mike  McLean
Mike McLean Reporter Phone: 509.344.1266
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About Mike

Reporter Mike McLean covers real estate and construction at the Journal of Business. A multipurpose fisherman and vintage record album aficionado, Mike has worked for the Journal since 2006.

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Samantha  Peone
Samantha Peone Research Coordinator Phone: 509.344.1260
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About Samantha

Research coordinator Samantha ‘Sam’ Howard collects and compiles the information for the lists the Journal publishes and also for the people, calendar, and business licenses pages. A fan of classic rock and creative writing, Sam recently graduated from the University of Washington.

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