Suki Dardarian

Senior Managing Editor/VP |  Newsroom
At the Seattle Times, where she was a senior editor for 14 years, Dardarian helped oversee work that earned two Pulitzer Prizes, for breaking news and investigative reporting. She earlier served as a senior editor and reporter at the News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash, and a reporter at the Everett, Wash., Herald. Dardarian is a former president of the Associated Press Media Editors, a national professional organization. A San Francisco native, Dardarian earned her bachelor's degree in communications and political science from the University of Washington.

Chase Davis

Senior Digital Editor |  Newsroom
Davis grew up in St. Louis Park and currently lives in the North Loop with his wife and golden retriever, Kirby. He also continues to teach at the Missouri School of Journalism, his alma mater.

Matt DeLong

Digital projects editor |  Newsroom
Prior to joining the Star Tribune in late 2014, DeLong was a digital editor on the national desk at the Washington Post, where he focused on national politics, the federal government and national security. He was part of the team awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. A native of upstate New York, DeLong currently lives in Minneapolis. He can be reached on the encrypted messaging app Signal at 612-643-0344.

Dee DePass

Reporter |  Manufacturing
Originally from the East Coast, Dee earned her undergraduate degree at Vassar College and a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, fitness, reading, and being an adjunct journalism professor.

Lee Svitak Dean

Taste editor |  Food
"Svitak Dean grew up in Minneapolis and has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She is the author of two cookbooks, "The Great Minnesota Cookie Book" (with Rick Nelson, 2018) and "Come One, Come All: Easy Entertaining With Seasonal Menus"" (2010).

Cynthia Dickison

Designer-Features |  Newsroom
Dickison lives in south Minneapolis with her husband, former Star Tribune theater critic Graydon Royce. They have four children and seven grandchildren. Dickison has a small side business designing and sewing children's clothes, which she sells at local craft shows. Her other hobbies include reading, singing, movies, biking and hiking.

Kevin Duchschere

Team Leader |  West | East Suburbs
Duchschere grew up in Fargo and moved to the Twin Cities in 1976 to attend the College of St. Thomas, where he graduated in 1980 with a degree in history and political science. He earned a master's degree in mass communication from the University of Minnesota in 1986, and a master's degree in American history from the University of Virginia in 1993. A longtime resident of St. Paul, he recently moved to Minneapolis after securing his green card.

Alicia Eler

Critic / reporter |  Visual art
A native of Chicago by way of L.A., Eler's writing has also been published in Glamour, the Guardian, CNN, Hyperallergic, Art21 Magazine, LA Weekly, and Aperture.

Micah Emmel-Duke

 |  Newsroom
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Emmel-Duke moved to Minnesota in 2008 and completed a bachelor's in journalism at the University of Minnesota in 2017. He has worked in special education, catering, digital publishing and marketing, and beekeeping.

Marissa Evans

Reporter |  Social issues