How to Make the News in USA Today

USA Today, America’s newspaper, loves books and authors. The editors and reporters often feature content based on books or on author suggestions, answers, and tips. Note: Many of the editors might have changed since this blog post was first written; the book editor is currently correct.

USA TODAY, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean VA 22108-0605; 703-854-3400; Fax: 703-854-2053 and 703-854-2049. Email: Web:

New York bureau: 535 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor, New York NY 10022.

Do you want to email specific reporters at USA Today? For those that have email addresses, the following formula works most of the time:

How to Make the News in USA Today - USA Today editors and reporters


Barbara VanDenburgh, Book Editor. Email: Twitter:



USA Today News and Editorial section

Joanne Lipman, Editor in Chief. Twitter:

Bill Sternberg, Editorial Page Editor. Twitter:

Brent Jones, Standards and Ethics Editor; 800-872-7073. Email: Twitter:

John Bacon, political reporter. Twitter:

Kevin Johnson, political reporter. Twitter:

Jim Michaels, national security reporter. Twitter:

Tom Vanden Brook, Pentagon Correspondent. Email: Twitter:

Oren Dorell, foreign affairs reporter (and breaking news). Twitter:

David Jackson, White House Correspondent. Twitter:

Gregory Korte, White House Correspondent. Twitter:

Susan Miller, Assistant Breaking News Editor. Twitter:

Letters email: to send them your opinion or feedback on news stories

USA Today Opinion: Facebook: Twitter: You can participate in their questions or surveys via their Facebook page or Twitter profile.

I Am an American / We Are One Nation features individual profiles of people active in community service. Answer the question: Who are your American heroes? You can share stories and make nominations at or email: Or post a two-minute video submission via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtags #IAmAnAmerican #WeAreOneNation (use both hashtags).

USA Today Money section

Adam Shell, Wall Street reporter. Twitter:

Nathan Bomey, business reporter. Covers breaking business news and autos. Email: Twitter:

Elizabeth Weise, technology reporter. Covers computer security, technology and Silicon Valley. Twitter:

Mike Snider, technology reporter. Covers digital life & entertainment (streaming video & music, video games) and other topics. Twitter:

Jefferson Graham, tech columnist (works out of California). He edits USA Today‘s Talking Tech newsletter. Facebook: Twitter:

Jennifer Jolly, consumer tech reporter. She hosts USA Today‘s digital video show Tech Now. Email: Twitter:

Brett Molina, tech reporter. He co-hosts the Mothership podcast. Twitter:

Ben Mutzabaugh, air travel reporter. Twitter:

Questions about travel? Email:

USA Today Life section

Andrea Mandell, West Coast Entertainment Editor (based in Los Angeles). Twitter:

Kelly Lawler, TV Critic and entertainment writer. Email: Twitter: Join their live video chat on Mondays at 2 p.m. Eastern at

Patrick Ryan, entertainment writer (TV and music)

Bryan Alexander, Movie Critic. Twitter:

Brian Truitt, entertainment writer and movie critic. Twitter:

Carly Mallenbaum, entertainment writer. Twitter:

USA Today Sports section

Nancy Armour, sports commentator (analyzes the sports news of the day. Email: Twitter:

Josh Peter, sports writer and commentator. Twitter:

Thomas O’Toole, Sportsline compiler. Features short sports anecdotes and notes.

Brant James, auto racing writer (NASCAR). Twitter:

Bob Nightengale, baseball writer, baseball analysis and breaking news. Email: Twitter:

Jesse Yomtov, baseball writer. Email: Twitter:

Lindsay H Jones, football writer (NFL). Email: Twitter:

Lorenzo Reyes, football writer (NFL). Email: Twitter:

Martin Rogers, mixed martial arts writer. Email: Twitter:

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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