Idaho Press Club Board Members

Melissa Davlin – President

Melissa Davlin is host and lead producer of Idaho Reports on Idaho Public Television. Davlin also produces for IdahoPTV’s history documentary series, Idaho Experience. She previously worked at the Twin Falls Times-News, where she covered politics, human interest stories, and refugee resettlement.

Davlin has won multiple awards for her work, including a regional Emmy for her documentary on Chinese immigration in the northwest, the 2019 … [Read more...]

James Dawson – Vice President

I cover politics and a bit of everything else for Boise State Public Radio. As a Lewiston native and University of Idaho graduate, I have strong feelings about which parts of the state count as "North Idaho." Outside of watching public meetings, you can find me fishing, making cool things out of leather, or watching the Seattle Mariners' latest rebuilding season. 

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Betsy Z. Russell – Secretary

Betsy Russell retired Jan. 1 as the Boise bureau chief and state government and politics reporter for the Idaho Press. She is the current president of the Idaho Press Club, and is also president and a founding board member of Idahoans for Openness in Government (IDOG).

She is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She has been with the Idaho Press since 2018, and previously worked for nearly 27 years for The Spokesman-Review, including five years as … [Read more...]

Joan Cartan-Hansen – Treasurer

Joan Cartan-Hansen is the leader producer/host for “Science Trek,” “Idaho Science Journal” and producer/reporter/writer for “Outdoor Idaho.”  In addition, she writes and produces a number of documentaries and occasionally contributes to the “PBS NewsHour.”  She served as president of the Idaho Press Club and has been on a regional or state board of the Idaho Press Club since 1984.  Joan is the President of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences NW chapter, a Trustee to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is on … [Read more...]

Lisa Chavez

Lisa Chavez was named the Director of Content for the KTVB News Group in 2018.

She oversees the team of journalists, hiring, content, editorial decisions, and coverage plans for KTVB, [Read more...]

Cordell Chigbrow

Cordell Chigbrow is a CPA and co-owner at Chigbrow Ryan Murata in Boise, Idaho.  He specializes in tax compliance and financial reporting for small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in Idaho.  Cordell has served on many nonprofit boards over the years and takes a special interest in helping nonprofit organizations manage their tax and financial lives.

Cordell is a native of Boise, Idaho and a 1995 graduate of College … [Read more...]

Deanna Darr

Deanna Darr is a communications professional and former journalist. Before leaving daily journalism, she worked as a reporter at papers in Boise, Idaho, Bend, Ore. and Jackson, Wyo., covering everything from government, public lands, environmental issues, outdoor recreation, arts, music and theater.

She earned her degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University longer ago than she cares to admit.

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Don Day

Don Day is the founder and editor of BoiseDev, a local news site dedicated to growth, business and general local news.  He spent 17 years at KTVB-TV in a variety of roles, including in news and in sales leadership.  He is a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow, and lives in Boise with his wife Kara and dogs Dora and Lola.

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Audrey Dutton

Audrey is a reporter on the Idaho Statesman's watchdog team and is president of the Press Club's Southwest Chapter.

Audrey is originally from Twin Falls. She went to college in St. Paul, Minnesota, then took a job at a mental health clinic specializing in issues related to sex. The people she met there inspired her first big story -- a feature on the Twin Cities transgender community -- and she realized she wanted to do journalism forever. She got a master's degree from Columbia University's journalism school and moved to … [Read more...]

Steve Kiggins

Steve Kiggins, who has won national, regional and state reporting awards over three decades in journalism, is editor of the Times-News. He came to Twin Falls in November 2022 after 4½ years as a national news editor at USA TODAY. Kiggins grew up in journalism as a sports reporter, including on the University of Wyoming football beat for six seasons at the Casper Star-Tribune, and he stays true to his roots by writing weekly on Idaho rodeo.

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Luke Malek

Luke is a founding attorney and co-owner at Smith + Malek. He practices in the areas of business, healthcare and municipal law, including transactions and litigation. He strives to make the world a better place in all he does.

Luke was raised in northern Idaho and attended the College of Idaho in Caldwell, graduating in 2004. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Luke worked for the Office of the Governor as the Regional Director in Northern Idaho … [Read more...]

Scott McIntosh

Scott McIntosh is opinion editor of the Idaho Statesman, a position he took over in August 2019.

He has been in the Treasure Valley since 2006, when he and his wife, Nicola, purchased the Kuna Melba News.

In the five years of owning the newspaper, Scott and Nicola nearly tripled the newspaper’s circulation, launched new monthly and annual publications and, along the way, won 15 awards from the Idaho Press Club and 12 … [Read more...]

Tom Michael

Tom Michael is General Manager of Boise State Public Radio, which he joined as its director in July 2016. In February 2018 he launched the Mountain West News Bureau, a collaboration of six public media organizations across five states, and serves as its managing director. In April 2018 he launched "Idaho Matters," a weekday public affairs program, and serves as its executive producer. Tom has more than a decade of experience in public media … [Read more...]

Glenn Mosley

Glenn Mosley teaches a variety of courses in broadcasting and journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Media at the University of Idaho in Moscow. He has worked as a broadcast news reporter, in both commercial and public broadcasting, for a very (very) long time.

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