Editorial Department

Editor in Chief
Geoff Sims

Geoff Sims has extensive experience in medical device marketing and communications. With experience in start-up and large scale organizations in the fields of diabetes and chronic pain / neurostimulation, he currently writes health articles for American News Report, with a focus on amputee / prostheses / orthoses stories. Geoff studied Marketing at San Jose State University.  Geoff holds 2 patents in the field of diabetes infusion pumps.


Ed Coghlan has a long career as a television news reporter and executive. He ran the four-station Montana Television Network and was News Director at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles, where he led the station to its highest news ratings in history. He writes on health and media for the American News Report, contributes to the National Pain Report where he writes on chronic pain issues and to California Forward where he writes on various public policy issues. He majored in political science at the University of Great Falls (Montana).

Doug Lynch is a career communications professional and writer. He spent the greater part of his career in healthcare communications with particular emphasis on hearing loss and chronic pain. He holds 6 U.S. patents in the field of neuromodulation.  Doug enjoys reporting on health, business and non profits for American News Report, and covers chronic pain and technology for National Pain Report. Doug studied history, sociology and education at Virginia Tech.

Nadine Ono, a graduate of the University of Oregon, School of Journalism, started her career as a television news writer for KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. She then moved into public relations and marketing representing clients such as the City of Los Angeles, Art Center College of Design, DeBeers and Bloomingdales. Always keeping a hand in writing, Ono contributed to and wrote for several non-profit newsletters. Currently, she is a reporter for and writing about economic and policy issues concerning California.

Victor Abalos is an experienced journalist who spent twenty years as a print and broadcast journalist. He covered the wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua in the late 1980s. He’s served as a producer for CBS News, ABC News, Fox News and the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour. Prior to that he worked as a broadcast reporter for TV and radio stations in Los Angeles, Denver and Tuscon. He also served as News Director for the Telemundo station in Los Angeles. He writes on many contemporary issues regarding politics, culture and education. He majored in journalism at the University of Arizona.

Richard Lenti hails from Brooklyn, New York, but has called California home for more than 30 years. He’s worked as a news writer for the last 20 years at various television stations in Los Angeles, is a Golden Mike winner and a graduate of California State University, Fresno. With roots in print journalism, he is excited to be “published” once again; having people read his work as opposed to having it read to them.  As a freelance writer his work appeared in the Easy Reader, L.A. Jazz Scene, Irrigation and Green Industry, and the KCAL 9 Online website.

Elizabeth Magill is a professional writer who holds an MBA. Liz focuses her writing on health news, medical conditions, healthy living, small business, career and work, and financial news. Her clients include The Motley Fool,, Healthline, HealthNews, Intuit Small Business Blog and many others. She’s author of multimedia App and Vook Conduct a Job Interview: The Video Guide.

Loralee Erickson is a writer based in Minnesota.  She holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Minnesota.  She has written and published many print magazine and online articles, along with a myriad of press releases, website and social media content, blogs, and every type of marketing piece known to man.  An award-winning advertising copywriter, she currently focuses on health and wellness, and is the editor for a health and wellness company that publishes daily articles and newsletters on scientifically based current health news.

Rob O’Neil is a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.  He has taught journalism and cinema for 35 years, mostly at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., where he chaired the Media Arts Dept. for seven years.  His reporting experience includes the Warren Buffett-owned Sun Newspapers of Omaha, United Press International’s Los Angeles Bureau, and the San Fernando Valley edition of the L.A. Times.

Linda Rubin is a newly minted multimedia web journalist with a long history in television news as an Emmy award winning video editor in Los Angeles and Boston. Before all that, Linda was the developer and programmer of a local cable health channel near Boston and helped many government and social service agencies in New England figure out how to use their cable franchises to bring health and wellness information to their local constituents.  Having experienced myriad orthopedic injuries, Linda has a special interest in bone and joint conditions as well as pain management.

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