WHO IS NEWS IN FIVE?
NewsInFive was founded by three accomplished journalists with more than 75 years of combined experience.
They share a passion for making news relevent, understandable, and accessible.
Our Executive Team
News in FiVe Chief
Barry Shatzman is a reporter and editor who created News in FiVe. He previously founded Newbor.com - an online local information and news service that operated in California's Bay Area and soon will be a feature of News in FiVe.
Before launching Newbor, Barry wrote for The Argus in Fremont, California. He has won awards for his reporting, including a James Madison Freedom of Information Award in 2006.
Prior to taking up journalism as a career in 2002, Barry had a successful career as a database consultant, designing databases for companies as large as the U.S. Postal Service and as small as startups with fewer than 20 people.
Rob Dennis was an award-winning reporter for the Oakland Tribune and has served as a local city editor.
Rob also produces documentary films, including the award-winning Beyond The Wall - which shows what life in Germany has been like since the fall of the Berlin Wall - and Under the Hood, about life in Belarus.
Bill Parks teaches journalism at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. A former reporter, Bill has edited both newspapers and magazines, and is a director of the San Francisco Press Club.