Michael Mcleod, Editor at Large
Mike has been a journalist and educator for 40 years. He has written for The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Orlando Sentinel and has taught writing at the Ohio State University, the University of Central Florida, and, currently, Rollins College. His own writing has been recognized with awards from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University; the Missouri School of Journalism, The American Society of Newspaper Editors, The Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, the Associated Press,; the Society of Professional Journalists and magazine associations in Florida and Ohio.
Jay Boyar, Arts Editor
Jay teaches at Rollins College and UCF. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times,Orlando Sentinel and Variety. A Pulitzer nominee, he has been honored by the Florida Magazine Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press and Florida Society of Newspaper Editors.
Rona Gindin, Dining Editor
Rona is a career-long restaurant reporter and has been an Orlando-area restaurant critic for 15-plus years. She created the original saveur.com website, authored a Disney guidebook, and is Zagat and Fodor’s go-to Orlando restaurant editor. Rona writes for national media outlets including epicurious.com and Endless Vacation, and talks about restaurants on regional TV news shows. Learn about upcoming dining events at ronarecommends.com.