March 5, 2015

STAFF

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief and Washington Nationals and Capitals 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 and Major League Soccer out of its Spokane, WA college sports desk and The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, WA where he is a copy editor on the sports page. Previously, he spent four years in commercial radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams.  He co-hosts several DC sports-themed Internet radio shows on Blog Talk Radio. 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 Dave 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 Cheryl on Twitter @cnichols14.

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 and contributes to national hockey coverage for Sports Illustrated. You can follow Katie on Twitter @katiebhockey.

Tom Bridge is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals. Tom has been in love with baseball since he was 10. He is a founding editor of We Love DC, where he covered the Nationals and Capitals as a credentialed writer for four seasons. He grew up as an Oakland Athletics fan in the Central Valley in California, where he learned to appreciate Bill King, Mark McGwire and even Tony LaRussa. By day, he is a partner at Technolutionary LLC, where he handles IT operations. He cannot abide the Cardinals. You can follow Tom on Twitter @tbridge.

Rachel Levitin is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals. For the past five seasons, she was credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals as an author for We Love DC. During her time spent with WLDC, Rachel composed game stories, covered off-the-field special events, and chronicled both of the Nats’ recent playoff runs.  In addition to her work with WLDC, Rachel’s writing has been featured in the Washington Examiner and on MASNSports.com where she has been a featured guest blogger for the Nationals Buzz blog since 2011. Her love for baseball stems from having grown up on the north side of Chicago and falling in love with the sport’s history as a result of growing up just minutes from Wrigley Field. Rachel moved to DC in 2005 and has been following along with the Nats since their inaugural season. You can follow Rachel on Twitter @RHLevitin.

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins, Wizards and Capitals. A native of Manassas, VA, Eric fell in love with sports at an early age after attending a University of Virginia basketball game. He later combined that love with a talent for writing as a freelancer for his hometown newspaper, InsideNova.com, where he still contributes on high school sports. Eric previously attended Longwood University, serving as sports editor of The Rotunda for two years. At The Rotunda, he was also the men’s basketball beat writer, reporting on the Lancers through a coaching change and several long losing streaks. He hosted his own radio show for three years on the campus radio station, while calling basketball and baseball games for the station’s award-winning sports team. You can follow Eric on Twitter @eric_hobeck.

Neil Dalal is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Wizards. Neil grew up in Silver Spring, MD and attends the University of Maryland studying Journalism. Neil has loved everything related to the Redskins, Wizards,  Capitals, and Terrapins since he was eight years old. Neil, however, favors the Orioles as he started watching baseball before the Expos moved to DC. You can follow Neil on Twitter @NeilDalal96.

JJ Regan is a Contributor to District Sports Page covering the Capitals. 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 JJ on Twitter @TheDC_Sportsguy.

Derek Norin is a Contributor to District Sports Page covering the Wizards and Redskins. He is also the Washington Capitals correspondent for Pro Hockey News and is a contributor to Talk the Red. 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 grew up in Herndon but has lived his entire adult life in Arlington. 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. You can follow Derek on Twitter @dereknorin.

Chris Garosi is a Contributor to District Sports Page covering fantasy sports. 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 Chris 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 Sky on Twitter @SkyKerstein.

Ryan Kelley is a Contributor to District Sports Page covering the Nationals minor leaguers. 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 Ryan on Twitter @BBNewsHound.

Erika Schnure is a Contributor to District Sports Page covering the Capitals minor leaguers. 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 Erika on Twitter @rinkrebel.

Brian Murphy is a contributing Photographer for District Sports Page and D.C. sports blogger who is in his 10th season covering the Washington Redskins as a credentialed photographer. Murph is on Twitter at @homermcfanboy and his photos can be found here.

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