Bob E. Howell

Years of experience: 15

Distribution Manager

Steve Hamann

Years of experience: 7

Editor-In-Chief / Graphic Design / Layout

Stephanie Lortt

Years of experience: 10

Graphic Design / Web Design

Jay Renard

Years of experience: 5


Since 1998, The Herald knows what is going on in Your Community. 
After all, Your Community is Our Community!
We cover San Diego’s East County like no other! 
Our reach includes the cities and communites of Alpine, Dehesa, Descanso, El Cajon, Jamul, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Pine Valley, Rancho San Diego, Santee and everything in between. 
With over 500 distribution points, we have you covered!

In addition, each issue of The Herald is posted on our website, on our FaceBook page and e-blasted out to our contacts.
The East County Herald is a proud member of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, the Santee Chamber of Commerce, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
We are honored to be recipients of numerous award from the San Diego Press Club, California State Assembly as Small Business of the Year and for Excellence in Photojournalism and most recently, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for The 2014 Media Partner of The Year!

Our Vision

About Us

The East County Herald Team

Over 60 years combined experience

Your Community . Our Community

Torrie Ann Needham

Years of experience: 1


Rob Riingen

Years of experience: 6


Welcome to The East County Herald, East County’s

ONLY Photojournalism Publication. 

Dee Dean / Curt Dean

Years of experience: 17

Owners / Publisher

Meet The Herald Team

Imagine a world where The Herald actually anticipates your next move. The talented designers, writers, user experience architects and photographers on our staff spend every waking hour perfecting The Herald, it's ad design and reach throughout the community. In addition, The Herald's focus is always on the fluid exchange between our clients and the people who utilize them and their product.