Who We Are
Editor: Marcia Chambers
Marcia Chambers, a lifelong journalist, launched the online Branford Eagle in 2006 through the Online Journalism Project which publishes the NewHavenIndependent.org. An award winning journalist, Chambers is a former New York Times reporter and still writes for the paper on occasion. She is also a former reporter for the Associated Press in New York and was a columnist for the National Law Journal. She is the author of the book The Unplayable Lie: The Untold Story of Women and Discrimination in American Golf, and is a contributing editor to Golf Digest. She was the adviser to the Yale Law School’s Journalism program as well as a graduate of the program. She has taught journalism courses at several major universities.
Diana Stricker has more than 25 years experience in journalism. For nearly two decades, she was a reporter for the Tribune-Review in Greensburg, Pa., a daily newspaper with a circulation of about 90,000. She covered municipal meetings, education, and human interest stories. She later worked as a freelance writer for the Patriot News in Harrisburg, Pa., a daily paper with a circulation of 148,000; and then wrote for the former Branford Review.
Sally Bahner has 30 years of experience as a writer and editor for magazines, newsletters and newspapers. A lifelong resident of Branford, she has in-depth knowledge of the town, its people and places. She began her career at the former local newspaper, the Branford Review, and came full circle years later as its editor. In between, she worked for publications ranging from construction to cats. She is passionate about cats and has parlayed her knowledge into classes, talks and consultations.
Blogger: Laura Kiernan Troidle
Laura Kiernan Troidle is president of the John B. Sliney School PTA. She writes an education blog for the Branford Eagle. A lifelong Branford resident, Troidle is married and has two children in the Branford school system.
Intern: Jenna Grande
Jenna is an intern at the Branford Eagle. She is a senior at Branford High School and she wants to become a reporter some day. This internship is her senior project, a requirement for all Branford High seniors. She is writing about her high school as she sees it.
Photographer: Mary Johnson
Mary is the Branford Eagle’s new photographer. She has lived in Branford for over 20 years and has photographed everything from babies to pets to weddings to portraits to breaking news. Over the years her photography has led her to become a “fire buff.” She can usually be found photographing fires and fire department events across the shoreline.