Who We Are

Andrew West
Andrew West
Andrew West, who focuses on audience development as executive editor of the Delaware State News, edits the “Daybreak” newsletter and writes the “From the Editor” column. He has been with daily newspapers since graduating from the University of Delaware in 1985. He joined the Delaware State News in 1990. Outside the newsroom, West enjoys coaching soccer and participating in sand-sculpting demonstrations and competitions.
Ashley Dawson
Ashley Dawson
Ashley Dawson is managing editor for Delaware, where she oversees the Delaware State News, four monthly publications and a variety of special sections. She first joined INI as a full-time reporter after graduating from the University of Delaware in 1996, and though she has enjoyed weekly newspaper and monthly magazine work in her career, the daily community news world keeps drawing her back.
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson is a Delaware State News staff reporter whose beat includes police, crime and court coverage. Anderson has worked at newspapers in Delaware and Maryland since 1989, following graduation from the University of Kansas. He began work at the DSN in 2011 and has lived in the First State for more than 20 years.
Matt Bittle
Matt Bittle
Matt Bittle covers government and politics for the Delaware State News. A native of Maryland and graduate of the University of Delaware, he has been with the Delaware State News since 2014. Follow him on Twitter.
Marc Clery
Marc Clery
Delaware native Marc Clery has been a photojournalist for over 40 years. He has been covering news, features and sports assignments at the Delaware State News, where he is chief photographer, for the past four years.
Mike Finney
Mike Finney
Mike Finney is a news/features reporter for the Delaware State News, responsible for covering city of Dover news and writing insightful feature stories on interesting people in and around the state capital. His newspaper career began in 1985 and he spent 30 years as a sports reporter. He has worked for the Delaware State News, News Journal and the Dover Post. Finney and his wife, Marybeth, have two children, Sean and Erin.
Craig Horleman
Craig Horleman
Craig Horleman covers the local entertainment scene for the Delaware State News, from the celebrity acts at the local casinos to the local artists and artisans of Downstate to the vibrant scene at the Delaware beaches. A native of the First State, he graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in journalism and has lived in all three counties at one time or another. A New Castle Countian by birth, he has been a Kent Countian by choice for more than 20 years. He has assumed various roles over his 25-year-plus career with the Delaware State News and INI Delmarva and enjoys bringing all home to readers.
Tim Mastro
Tim Mastro
Tim Mastro is covering the COVID-19 pandemic for the Delaware State News. He joined the State News in December of 2012, covering high school and college sports in Kent and Sussex County. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., attended the University of Delaware and has lived in Delaware ever since.
Glenn Rolfe
Glenn Rolfe
Glenn Rolfe is a reporter for Independent NewsMedia Inc. He covers news for the Delaware State News and Sussex Post. His newspaper career began in 1978, with The Evening Times in Sayre, PA. He has worked for INI since 2002. Rolfe is married, with two children and two grandchildren. His passions are ice hockey and man’s best friend — dogs.
Brooke Schultz
Brooke Schultz
Brooke Schultz is the web editor/social media coordinator for the Delaware State News. She joined the State News covering education in 2019.
Noah Zucker
Noah Zucker
Noah Zucker is a reporter for the Delaware State News focused primarily on the city of Milford. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2020 with degrees in journalism and history. Zucker was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and enjoys skating and playing music.
Greg Bassett
Greg Bassett
Greg Bassett is Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent. He was affiliated with The Daily Times in Salisbury for 34 years, beginning as a news intern and ending as General Manager and Executive Editor. He has also worked as a News Editor for Thomson Newspapers’ Washington Bureau and as City Editor of The Capital newspaper in Annapolis. He joined INI Delmarva in 2014 to help form Salisbury Independent.
Richard Crumbacker
Richard Crumbacker
Richard Crumbacker has been covering news in Somerset County for nearly 30 years, first with the Somerset Herald in 1985 and after 12 years there and following other pursuits he has been with the Crisfield-Somerset County Times since 2006. Born and raised in Salisbury he has lived in Somerset County most of his adult life.
Dave Ryan
Dave Ryan
Dave Ryan is a graduate of Georgetown University. He traveled overseas for many years before settling in Dorchester County. Now the editor of the Banner, he has worked with the newspaper in a variety of capacities since 1999.