Our Team

Group Publisher
Penny Sakamoto
Penny Sakamoto is group publisher for Black Press-Greater Victoria, leading a team of about 65 staff and approximately 1,200 newspaper carriers. She graduated from journalism school in Winnipeg and has spent her career in the newspaper business in Canada and the U.S. She served as president of the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association and on the board of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association. In 2008, Sakamoto was awarded the Silver Quill Award for more than 25 years of distinguished service to the industry. Sakamoto works out of the Broughton Street office in downtown Victoria.

Michelle Cabana

Multimedia Editor
Arnold Lim
Arnold Lim is an award-winning photojournalist, videographer, producer and director with numerous provincial and national awards throughout his decade-long career. His imagery has been published across six continents through publications including the Globe and Mail, TSN, Sports Illustrated and the BBC. Lim has also worked in film, producing films screening internationally including the Toronto International Film Festival and Paris Courts Devant. The Victoria resident also served as photography manager for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games.

Multimedia Journalist
Nicole Crescenzi
Nicole has lived and worked in Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston and Victoria and worked for national media outlets including CBC Radio, CTV Canada AM and Canadian Geographic. She graduated from Carleton University with a master’s in journalism in 2016. Nicole began working with Black Press Media in 2017.

Breaking News Reporter
Nina Grossman

Greater Victoria Editorial Hub Bureau Chief
Katie Engqvist

Greater Victoria
Editorial Hub Assistant
Bureau Chief

Christine van Reeuwyk

Photo Supervisor
Don Denton
250-381-3633 #3264
Don Denton is the photo supervisor for Black Press’ Greater Victoria newspapers and magazines, including Boulevard, Monday and Tweed. He currently teaches night courses in photography through the continuing studies department at at the University of Victoria.

Advertising Consultant
Patty Doering