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Editor Victoria Sloss started at The CT, or as it was called then, The Herald & Post, in 1996, following a move from her native Scotland, where she began her reporting career following the completion of a Journalism Studies HND at Napier University in Edinburgh. Over the years she has progressed through the ranks of chief reporter, news editor, deputy editor and has now been editor for over three years at the CT.

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News editor Colm Heaney is the only Canadian member of Thr CT team. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, he is a graduate of the journalism programme at Grant MacEwan College. After graduating, he took a job at the Drayton Valley (Alberta) Western Review. He has also reported for the Whistler (British Columbia) Question. From 2003-2007 he was a sub-editor at The Irish News.

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Born in north Belfast but now living in Downpatrick, Michael Bashford is the North Down & Ards reporter for The CT. Michael qualified as a journalist at BIFHE in 1998. Ever since then he has been working in the publishing industry, mainly online at and more recently the North Down and Ards Advertisers.

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Micheal McCready is the North Belfast & Newtownabbey reporter for the paper. He has lived in north Belfast all his life and is a Queen's University graduate. He attained his journalist qualification in 2005 at the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education. He previously worked as a freelance reporter for the Community Telegraph for two years.

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Londonderry girl Grainne has called south Belfast her home for the past eight years after moving here in her teens to attened Queen's University. And with all this inside knowledge she is now the reporter for South Belfast. Gaining her journalism qualification from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2006, Grainne has worked as a reporter for the Belfast office of the Irish Times and had articles published in the Belfast Telegraph.

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Lauren Mulvenny is West Belfast reporter at The CT. Prior to working at The CT she worked at the East Antrim Gazette. A graduate of Queen's University, Belfast, she gained her journalism qualification at the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2006.

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