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Mark Mahoney

Editorial Page Editor
The Post-Star

Mark Mahoney, 45 has worked at The Post-Star since 1988. In addition to writing all of the newspapers focal editorials and political endorsements, Mahoney organizes and oversees meetings of the newspapers editorial board and authors a nationally recognized blog about First Amendment issues called, “Your Right to Know.”

Mahoney has won more than 30 national and state awards for editorial writing and reporting, including The American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Editorial Writing, the National Headliners Award for Editorial Writing, the Associated Press Managing Editors First Amendment Award and the Lee Enterprises President’s Award for News.

He started his newspaper career at The Post-Star in 1988 as a night general assignment reporter. Prior to working at The Post-Star, Mahoney was a legislative correspondent for Statewide News Service at the state capitol in Albany. He has written numerous freelance columns on fatherhood, and has published several freelance news articles. He also writes a regular column, “On Deadline,” for the American Society of Newspaper Editor’s quarterly magazine, “American Editor.”

Mahoney is a 1985 graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, with a bachelor of science degree in communications management. He is a member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers and is chairman of the NCEW Education Committee.

In his spare time, he coaches youth soccer and basketball. He also enjoys rollerblading, reading mystery novels and spending time with his three daughters and extended family. He is an avid Mets, Jets and Rangers fan.