Board of Directors

The 2022 Orange County Press Club Board of Directors.


Board Officers

DANIEL LANGHORNE, President

Daniel has served on the Board of Directors since 2018. He is currently executive editor for The Laguna Beach Independent and engagement editor for a nonprofit newsroom, The War Horse. Daniel moved to Orange County from his hometown of Santa Barbara in 2008 to attend Chapman University. He wrote for the college newspaper, The Panther, for nearly four years before obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English with an emphasis in journalism. While attending Chapman, he started interning at the Orange County Register as a community blogger in Orange. In 2012, he was hired as a staff writer covering Orange and Villa Park. He went on to cover the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum as well as housing, development, education, water and local politics in other Orange County cities. Since leaving the Register in 2015, he has written for Law360, The Foothills Sentry, The Newport Beach Independent, The Laguna Beach Independent, Los Angeles Times Community News, BehindtheBadge.com, and The War Horse. As an Orange County Press Club scholarship winner, he believes the press club plays an important role in fostering the next generation of journalists because the world needs journalists more than ever.

BRANDON PHO, Vice President

Brandon Pho is a reporter for Voice of OC covering North Central Orange County. Pho was the senior editor for his college newspaper, The Daily Titan at Cal State Fullerton, where his work garnered first-place honors at the Los Angeles Press Club and the College Media Association. Brandon is currently a member of Report for America, a national network of local reporters committed to bolstering democracy throughout the U.S.

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; she edits and writes stories, takes photographs, and designs pages and advertisements. 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.

BRADLEY ZINT, Secretary

Bradley is the assistant director of communications for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. Prior to joining the Diocese, he worked in newspapers, marketing and for B2B publications. Much of his newspapering career was spent at the Daily Pilot, part of the Los Angeles Times Community News division based in Orange County. He has also worked at newspapers in Long Beach, Massachusetts and Alaska. Bradley has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Cal State Long Beach, where he served as editor of its campus newspaper, and a master’s degree in business communication from Bellevue University. In his role at the press club, he focuses on the annual awards dinner and organizing events for working journalists. 


Board Members

BEN BRAZIL

Ben Brazil is a features writer for TimesOC. He previously covered Huntington Beach for the Daily Pilot. Before joining the Daily Pilot in September 2016, he was a reporter for City News Service, a Southern California-based news service. Brazil earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology at UC Berkeley.

HANNAH FRY

Hannah has served as an OC Press Club board member for four years and is beginning her second term 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 Long Beach with her husband, Danny, and her son, Benjamin. 

KATHY HOBSTETTER

Kathy is an international journalist and has been an OC Press Club board member for four years. 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.

SONYA QUICK

Sonya Quick is a digital editor, reporter and educator with more than 15 years of experience in news. She is digital editor at Voice of OC where she manages online fundraising, marketing, engagement, digital storytelling and user experience. In addition to working at Voice of OC, she teaches digital journalism at Chapman University. 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 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.
 

SHAWN RAYMUNDO

Shawn Raymundo is a city editor for the San Clemente Times and is running for a seat on the Press Club Board for the first time. Here is his candidate statement:

I’m an Arizona State University alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies. During my time at ASU, I worked for the school’s newspaper The State Press, where I held various positions including reporter, photographer and news desk editor.

Prior to living in South Orange County, I spent three years in the U.S. territory of Guam, working as the government accountability reporter for the Pacific Daily News. There, I covered the island’s legislature and governor’s office.

Now, with Picket Fence Media, I’m reporting on the city of San Clemente while also managing the production of the newspaper. My time here has allowed me to cover a range of issues such as nuclear waste and utilities, transportation and mobility, coastal environment, and the never boring subject of local government.

I believe I can be a great fit for the Press Club, and would enjoy the opportunity of collaborating with a group of talented journalists from the area.

DAVID N. YOUNG

David 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.