July 23, 2014

STAFF

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief and Washington Nationals Page Editor for District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards. Dave also works for Associated Press, covering college football and basketball out of its Spokane, WA college sports desk. Previously, he wrote Nats News Network and Caps News Network and spent four years in commercial radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams.  He co-hosts “Nats Nightly”, “Caps Weekly” and “Redskins Wrap”, Internet radio shows on Blog Talk Radio, has appeared as a guest talking Caps and Nats on 106.7 The Fan and 106.7 HD, and was a weekly guest columnist for “Nationals Buzz” for MASNSports.com.  Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence.  You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. She was also a contributing photographer for DCSportsBox.com in 2008-09. Cheryl is a life-long sports fan, starting with her childhood love of the Big Red Machine, spreading to the Pacific Northwest and her affection for Ken Griffey Jr.’s Seattle Mariners, and now settled in the mid-Atlantic with the Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

Ed Morgans is DC United Page Editor for District Sports Page. Ed worked for The Journal Newspapers (now The Examiner) for several years and covered DC United from 1997-2002. He spent the 2003 season writing for the club’s website. Ed has covered All-Star Games, MLS Cups, CONCACAF Champions Cup, World Cup qualifiers, and international friendlies. He also worked as a blogger at www.bigsoccer.com, the country’s leading soccer message board website. You can follow Ed on Twitter @writerEd21.

Alyssa Wolice is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals and Wizards. An American University alum, Alyssa worked as a political blogger and financial reporter before making the switch to sports journalism. As a former production assistant, she covered the Nationals, Redskins, Capitals, Wizards, D.C. United and local collegiate teams. A New Jersey native, Alyssa currently serves as a community and sports reporter for a number of small-town newspapers in her home state and works full-time as a marketing communications specialist with a trade association based in Washington, D.C. You can follow her on Twitter @awolice.

Katie Brown is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Capitals. She grew up in Virginia and Maryland, currently resides in Arlington, VA, and developed a love for the sport of hockey as a youngster while watching her brothers play. She combined her enthusiasm for the game with her love of writing after college. Katie works at a nonprofit organization by day but the rest of her time is devoted to watching, writing, and talking about hockey and perfecting her mean one-timer. She is co-host of Girls Just Wanna Have Puck podcast. You can follow Katie on Twitter @katie_brown47.

Derek Norin is the Washington Redskins Page Editor for District Sports Page. He is also the Washington Capitals correspondent for Pro Hockey News and will be a contributor to Talk the Red on the Monumental Network in 2014-15. Derek was a copy editor for three different student publications on the Ohio State campus and was a founder of the newspaper, the OSU Sentinel, that would become the OSU Rubicon today. He was also a researcher for the Daily Telegraph of London’s Washington bureau. As an amateur sports historian, Derek has been a member of SABR, SIHR, and PFRA. Derek put together www.capshistory.com, a history of the Capitals franchise told in Youtube videos. Derek wrote biographies of reliever Clay Carroll and utility infielder Darrel Chaney for The Great Eight: 1975 Cincinnati Reds, a book commissioned by SABR and the University of Nebraska Press for its series, Memorable Teams in Baseball History. Derek grew up in Herndon but has lived his entire adult life in Arlington, not counting college. You can still occasionally see Derek on ESPN from time to time when they replay his only lifetime defeat in sports trivia at the hands of the Schwab in 2006, leading to a tenth-place finish. He had no idea who the third-string quarterback on the ’93 Dolphins was. Derek was also the fifth-leading scorer in Division II of the Midwest quiz team regionals. You can follow Derek on Twitter @dereknorin.

Brian Skinnell is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals and Wizards. He is currently earning a degree in Sports Communications at Shepherd University. A resident of Herndon, Virginia, Brian grew up in the D.C. area. An avid sports fan since the days of his youth, Brian’s world revolves around sports. He began his work years ago with his own D.C. sports blog titled “The Skinny on Sports,” but has been a contributor to Yahoo Sports and Rant Sports in recent years. You can follow him on Twitter @Brian_Skinnell.

Stuart Wallace is a Contributor to District Sports Page. A neuroscientist by day, the Nevada native also moonlights as an Associate Managing Editor for Beyond the Box Score, stats intern at Baseball Prospectus, and a contributor at Camden Depot. A former pitcher, his brief career is sadly highlighted by giving up a lot of home runs to former National Johnny Estrada. You can follow him on Twitter @TClippardsSpecs.

JJ Regan is a Contributor to District Sports Page. He is an aspiring sports journalist currently earning his master’s degree in interactive journalism from American University and has his own website at regansports.com. He is also a digital freelancer for Comcast SportsNet Washington and Baltimore. JJ follows all D.C. sports but specializes in the Capitals. You can follow him on Twitter @TheDC_Sportsguy.

Chris Garosi is a Contributor to District Sports Page. Chris is a diehard Maryland Terrapins fan in all sports and a fan of things New England sports-related (except for football). One of his favorite sports memories is witnessing Wilson Alvarez’s no-hitter at Memorial Stadium in 1991. Chris has played fantasy sports since the pre-Internet days and participates in any league for any sport to which he’s invited. He also writes for The Fantasy Fix. You can follow him on Twitter at @chrisgarosi.

Sky Kerstein is a Contributor to District Sports Page. Sky grew up in Chantilly, Virginia and is a 2001 graduate of Chantilly High School. Sky graduated in 2005 from Western Michigan University where he was a communications major. Sky got his start in radio interning for WTOP sports and then became the Caps reporter for the Capitals Radio Network. Sky also was a producer for two years for Major League Baseball Network Radio on SiriusXM Radio. Sky has been the Capitals beat reporter at 106.7 The FAN since the stations switch to sports and has also covered the Redskins, Nationals & Wizards for The FAN. Sky also calls high school play by play for the Gameday Broadcast Network and has covered every professional team in the DC and Baltimore regions. You can follow him on Twitter @SkyKerstein.

Ryan Kelley is a Contributor to District Sports Page. He’s an economist by day and an aspiring journalist living in the D.C. area. Native to Connecticut, he has lived in Washington since graduating from The George Washington University and has covered Minor League Baseball and Team USA for a half-decade. He is founder of BaseballNewsHound.com, and specializes in prospects playing in leagues on the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic region. A former ballplayer himself, he enjoys hitting homeruns with his writing and scouting reports. You can follow him on Twitter @BBNewsHound.

Ted Starkey is a Contributor to District Sports Page. Ted is a veteran sportswriter who works for SB Nation Washington, and has written for The Washington Times, Tampa Tribune, AOL Sports, USAHockey.com and BuffaloBills.com, along with a pair of books on the Capitals, Red Rising and Transition Game. He has covered the NHL, NFL and MLB, along with the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics and several Stanley Cup and Calder Cup playoffs. You can follow him on Twitter @TedStarkey.

Craig Heist is a Contributor to District Sports Page. Craig has covered sports in the Baltimore/Washington corridor since 1988.  He worked for WTOP Radio from 1999 until April 2013.  He is currently a freelance reporter for several radio networks.  Craig is a three-time winner of the Maryland Sportscaster of the year presented by the National Association of Sportswriters and Sportscaster and voted on by his peers.  Heist is also an regional Edward R. Murrow award winner. Follow him on Twitter @cheistsports.

Erika Schnure is a Contributor to District Sports Page. She is the founder and writer for Ravings of a Rink Rebel, and has previously been a regular contributor to The Fourth Period, Hockey Primetime and Red Light District Hockey. She has held credentials for the Washington Capitals, Hershey Bears and the short-lived Chicago Express. Erika specializes in NHL prospects playing in junior and minor leagues. She is currently earning her MA in Sports Administration at Northwestern University. You can follow her on Twitter @rinkrebel.

Brian Murphy is a contributing Photographer for District Sports Page and D.C. sports blogger who is in his eighth season covering the Washington Redskins as a credentialed photographer. Murphy is on Twitter at @homermcfanboy and his photos can be found here.

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