Tallahassee Reports Staff


Kathy Stewart

Kathy Stewart is the CEO of Red Hills Journalism Foundation. Using her strengths in organization, financial discipline and computer skills she helped transform Tallahassee Reports from a blog to a media outlet comprised of a website, social media platform and print newspaper. She is responsible for the financial aspects and the daily operations of Tallahassee Reports. Prior to Red Hills Journalism Foundation, she was CFO of a commercial printing business. Kathy graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught for a short time before choosing to work from home and raise her six children.


Steve Stewart

Steve Stewart received his Masters degree in Political Science from FSU, and went on to work with the Office of Public Counsel . While at the Office of Public Counsel, Steve participated in major electric rate cases and provided testimony on behalf of the consumers of Florida before the Florida Public Service Commission. In 1999, he started a real estate marketing company, and since 2006 he has been the owner of a commercial marketing and printing business.


Austin Mall

Austin Mall has expertise in economics, finance, philosophy, and education, Austin Mall brings a dynamic background to the Tallahassee Reports news team. This once high school teacher, coach, and seminarian, now uses his Bachelors Degree in Economics as a way for providing communities with in-depth and relevant research that illuminates all aspects of public life. Austin believes that only a well-informed community can have the courage to bridge the beautiful differences that commonly divide communities.


Karen Murphey

Karen Murphy is an award-winning journalist covering the North Florida and South Georgia Area. Formerly with the Thomasville Times-Enterprise in Thomasville, Georgia, Murphy provided comprehensive news, investigative, feature and business reporting of Grady and Thomas County, including the cities of Thomasville, Cairo, Meigs, Pavo, and Boston. She won a 2016 Georgia Press Association Award for feature writing and was part of the news team that recently earned awards for overall excellence and excellent local coverage from the Georgia Press Association. She has also written for several local and regional lifestyle and business magazines. Murphy is married, with two children.


Christina Armes

Christina Armes is a senior studying History and Spanish at Florida State University and a government researcher who recently interned at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, D.C. She has also previously worked for the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience as an Assistant to the Director for Research and Public Relations.


Hannah Cooperman

Hannah Cooperman is a senior majoring in Criminology and Psychology at Florida State University. She currently interns for the Government Accountability Institute and also recently assisted in research to attend the Dyslexia Foundation’s annual symposium in South Africa. She plans to attend law school in the coming future and to continue exploring her interests in the subjects of criminal justice and politics.


Daniel Parker

Daniel Parker is a public servant, teacher, and award winning writer, graduating from Florida State University and spending time in several countries. He is the author of seven books and was a two-time candidate for public office. He lives with his wife and children in Tallahassee, Florida.


Jon Ausman

Jon M. Ausman is the longest serving member of the Democratic National Committee in Florida’s history (December 1992 to January 2017). He also is the longest serving Chair of the Leon County Democratic Party in Leon’s history (April 1980 to January 2000)


Scott Carswell, Jr