The 2022-23 Orange County Press Club Board of Directors.
DANIEL LANGHORNE, President
BRANDON PHO, Vice President
PATTY MARSTERS, Treasurer
Patty Marsters has served on the board of the Orange County Press Club since 1998, acting in many roles, including president, treasurer and secretary. For the past several years, she has focused her organizational skills on putting together the annual Excellence In Journalism contest. After the demise of OC Weekly, she moved on to LW Weekly, the newspaper for Seal Beach’s Leisure World residents and the surrounding community. Patty now serves as a communications specialist for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. She also mentors aspiring writers at Newport Harbor High School and co-leads a multilevel Girl Scout troop. In her spare time, Patty reads for fun, creates baked goods, and rants at inanimate objects (such as her computer) about her grammatical and writing pet peeves. She prefers writing in the first person, but uses third person for these sorts of biographies. She lives in Orange with her two daughters, two cats, an aging goldfish, and a rotating cast of snails with unusual names.
SONYA QUICK, Secretary
Sonya Quick is a membership manager, reporter and educator with more than 15 years of experience in news. She is director of membership & engagement for CalMatters. Until March 2022, she served as digital editor at Voice of OC where she managed online fundraising, marketing, engagement, digital storytelling and user experience. Previously, she worked for eight years at the Orange County Register as a digital and engagement editor, reporter, infographics storyteller and as the Register’s first mobile editor. She has more than a decade of experience in leading efforts to create more connected journalism across devices, social platforms and audience types. Her career of work includes editing, reporting, designing infographics, researching data, developing mobile apps, refining user experiences, managing fundraising efforts, engagement on social media, guiding newsroom groups towards transformation and designing complete marketing roll-outs. Quick has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach.
Caitlin Antonios is the Restaurants and Dining Reporter for Long Beach Post. She attended San Clemente High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in literary journalism and English from UC Irvine. Caitlin also attended Columbia University for the Toni Stabile Investigative Journalism program. She then spent a year freelancing investigative stories covering education, health and the COVID-19 pandemic. Caitlin joined the Orange County Register as a breaking news reporter in 2021 and later served as the restaurants and dining reporter for the Southern California News Group. She joined The Post in May 2023.
Hannah Fry has served as an OC Press Club board member since 2017, including two terms as President. During her time, she has helped organize events such as the annual Journalism Awards Gala and has selected deserving high school and college students for scholarships. Hannah is a Metro reporter covering Orange County for the Los Angeles Times. She joined the newspaper in 2013 as a reporter for the Daily Pilot, a Times Community News publication. Hannah covered breaking news for The Times for two years and was part of the team that was a 2020 Pulitzer finalist for its coverage of a boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Santa Barbara. She grew up in Orange County and got her start as an intern at the Orange County Register. She lives in Irvine with her husband, Danny, and her son, Benjamin.
Kathy Hobstetter is an international journalist and has been an OC Press Club board member since 2017. Her publication, the iJump Sports Business Journal, has always been based in Orange County. The journal covers the international show jumping horse business, which has a financial impact of millions on the economy and the people and businesses who are in the sport. She has lived in Orange County since 1965. She enjoyed promoting and writing about a wide variety of subjects and she wrote extensively as a freelance journalist before opening her own magazine. She wants to continue bringing positive energy and enthusiasm to the Press Club and to the journalism industry. Also, her journalism ties connect with her mother, Violette Murphy, who was one of the first journalists in the world who went to jail in 1961 for refusing to reveal a news source, which was groundbreaking at the time.
Shawn Raymundo is the managing editor for Picket Fence Media, overseeing the Dana Point Times, San Clemente Times and The Capistrano Dispatch. Prior to living in South Orange County, he spent three years in the U.S. territory of Guam, working as the government accountability reporter for the Pacific Daily News. There, he covered the island’s legislature and governor’s office. Over the years with PFM, he’s reported on the cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, covering a range of issues such as nuclear waste and utilities, transportation and mobility, coastal environment, and the never boring subject of local government. Shawn is an Arizona State University alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies. During his time at ASU, he worked for the school’s newspaper The State Press, where he held various positions including reporter, photographer and news desk editor.
Jeremy Shermak is a journalism instructor and faculty adviser to Coast Report at Orange Coast College. Jeremy earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Journalism. He also earned master’s degrees in Writing at DePaul University and the University of Missouri, in Journalism. He also earned a doctorate in Journalism at the University of Texas, at Austin. Jeremy started his career as a general assignment/sports reporter and photographer at the Harbor Country News in New Buffalo, Michigan, before moving on to the same role at the South Bend Tribune in South Bend, Indiana.
DAVID N. YOUNG
David N. Young is a working journalist and internationally recognized public affairs strategist who has worked in a variety of public capacities throughout his career. Currently, he is an editor with Community Media Corporation and has formerly served as editor of the Catalina Islander, the Seal Beach Sun and other publications. Based for many years in Washington, D.C., he now lives and works in Southern California. As a strategist, has counseled local, state, and federal agencies, Fortune 500 companies, public officials and nonprofits. He was awarded the journalism award in high school, the telecasting innovation award in college and was first named to Who’s Who in America in 1994. He attended the LSU School of Journalism and studied broadcasting at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. His work has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Information Agency and others.