Your News For Shoppers Writing Team


Chris Andrews
Chris Andrews is the editor and publisher of News For Shoppers, the owner of Andrews Publishing, a Google Top Contributor on the Google News Publishers Forum, a TKD Black Belt, and proud homeschooling dad. Chris can be contacted at


Sierra Tajen
Sierra Tajen is a freelance writer and photographer. Always on the hunt for a good bargain, she loves sharing the latest deals and steals with her readers.
Kim Gragg
Kim Gragg is a freelance writer and web designer located in Virginia. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice (which she's not using). She loves watching movies, baking, and eating whatever she bakes.
Tracy Labombarda
I am a mom to 2 little boys: a 3 year- old and 2 year-old and they are the only things I love more than writing. I am an avid reader, a big sports fan and love a good deal. Most of all, I love keeping up on the latest consumer news and sharing my findings with all of you.
Melissa O'Donnell
Teacher by day, pop culture consumer by night- Melissa lives for good stories and loves to share them with fellow TV, movie, graphic novel, and book enthusiasts. As Galabout Bethlehem, she blogs, too, about her local arts and culture scene for She also blogs about pop culture's influence on everything from her world view to her relationships at she'd love for you to join in on her journey.
Denise Hill
Denise is currently a writer and editor for a federal agency in Washington, DC. Prior to that she served as an elementary and middle school teacher in Charleston, SC. She is an open-minded free spirit always ready for new adventures. She enjoys traveling and relishes being exposed to alternate points of view. She is passionate about what she does and does everything passionately. Faith, family and finances are the core of her value system. She follows her own path and marches to her own beat. She is a dream chaser and with her husband and best friend by her side, she plans to take over the world.
Karen Costa
Hi! I am an avid Disney fan, love to travel and really love to help others plan trips and getaways. I have a husband and 2 active, sports-obsessed sons that keep me busy. I work for a large heath care company as a systems analyst by day, but dabble in writing in my spare time. I'm excited to share my Disney knowledge on News for Shoppers.
Ben Levin
Ben is a freelance writer and online marketer. He loves blogging and New York.