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The Mercer Island Reporter is a paid newspaper serving the affluent island community located on Lake Washington. Mercer Island is famous for its residential waterfront estates and celebrity residents, including Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The Interstate-90 floating bridge links this community to Seattle in the west and Bellevue in the east, a boon for island commuters and shoppers.


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William  Shaw Publisher
William Shaw
(425) 888-2311
Shaw is a fourth-generation Eastside native. His family were early homesteaders who worked the log and shingle mills in Issaquah, Redmond and the Upper Snoqualmie Valley from 1910 onward. A print media advertising consultant for a number of local community newspapers since 1986, Shaw's main focus has been on the local retail, major, national and real estate advertising categories. He has been special projects manager for Horvitz Newspapers (the former King County Journal) since 2002 and for Sound Publishing since 2006. Locally, Bill volunteers for the Issaquah Sister Cities Commission and is a member of Myrtle Lodge 108 in Issaquah and Lodge Alba 315 in Seattle.
Mary L.  Grady Editor
Mary L. Grady
(206) 232-1215 ext. 1050
Mary L. Grady has been the editor of the Mercer Island Reporter since October 2005. Mary was first hired at the Reporter in early 2002. She earned a degree in journalism from the University of Washington in 2001. Mary has won more than a dozen individual writing awards, and during her tenure as editor, the Reporter has won four General Excellence awards. Prior to becoming a journalist, Mary worked as an engineering economist and forecaster for energy companies. She holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees in applied economics. Mary is a native of Washington state and lived in Seattle before moving to Mercer Island in 2003. She and her husband, Kevin, have two daughters who have attended Mercer Island public schools. Contact her at editor@mi-reporter.com.
Rebecca Mar
Theres'a  Baumann Advertising Sales Consultant
Theres'a Baumann
(206) 232-1215 ext. 3050
Linda Ball
Melanie  Morgan Creative Services
Melanie Morgan
(206) 232-1215 ext. 4050

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