About Us


Elk Grove News

The Elk Grove Tribune is an Elk Grove news site which portrays local and community news, community events, and supports local businesses. Our Elk Grove news content comes from local authors throughout the community. We are not a one-man blog with one-person's opinions.

We are your community Elk Grove news site. Of, by, and for Elk Grove!


Meet the Team

The Elk Grove Tribune reporters, writers, and columnists are Elk Grove residents and part of the fabric of our great community. We are Elk Grove News!

Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung

Food, Parenting, Adoption, Community, & News

Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung, DrPH, MBA, is our Editor-In-Chief. In addition to her duties with the Elk Grove Tribune, Jax also works as a Blogger, Freelance Writer, and Adoption Advocate with her foodie, parenting, adoption advocacy, and Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption Ministry. She was voted Sacramento Area A-List Best Local Blogger 2014, 2015, & 2017 and Best of Elk Grove Best Blogger 2016 & 2017. She enjoys freelancing for Sacramento4Kids.

Emily Autenrieth

Staff Writer

Food, Community, & News

Emily Autenrieth, M.A., has worked as a technical writer for various industries since 2007 and as an independent freelance writer and editor EmilyAutenrieth.com since 2012.

Joe Blankenship

Staff Writer

Real Estate, Finance, & Community

Joe has spent the last 21 years in the Finance & Real Estate field, helping families turn houses into homes of life, laughter, and love. Real world expertise, combined with real life results, come together in his writing to help families build Real Wealth.

Keri Horon

Staff Writer

Stories, Community, & News

Keri is a special needs parent and a veteran high school English and journalism teacher. She has her own blog KeriMeHome and also enjoys freelancing for Sacramento4Kids.

W. Ann Jones

Staff Writer

Stories, Community, & News

W. Ann Jones is a local children's book author, freelance writer, and copy editor. Ann writes short stories, news and community articles, and anti-bullying children’s books. Nurtle the Turtle is one of her anti-bullying children’s books. She also enjoys freelancing for Sacramento4Kids.

Dhaval Shah is our Sports Writer. He keeps us informed about local sports games and activities.

Brianna Silvia

Contributing Staff Writer

Food, Community, & News

Brianna is a California native and Elk Grove transplant. She is a wife, mother to a wild child, and self-described craftaholic.

Liz Vice

Contributing Staff Writer

News & Politics

Liz Vice, MSL is a 20 year resident of Elk Grove, a mother of two young adults, and a CSUS and McGeorge alumni. She has a passion for healthcare and public policy.

Ashley Newell

Managing Editor

Food, Parenting, Community, & News

Ashley Newell is our Managing Editor. Ashley was voted 5th place in Sacramento Area A-List Best Local Blogger 2017.  AshleyNewell.me is Ashley's foodie, mommy, fashion, and community events blog.

Huyen Ngo

Staff Writer

Finance & Community

Huyen has a passion for Financial Education and is a Campaigner to help the working class, particularly families. She has a ton of tips on financial planning and managing your family's finances. Got a finance question? Just ask Huyen!

Tillie Fong

Staff Writer

Community & News

Tillie is a recovering news junkie and real life Lady Bird. She is a former staff writer for Rocky Mountain News in Colorado, and former on-call reporter for The Sacramento Bee

Monica Fitzpatrick

Staff Writer

Food, Community, & News

Monica Fitzpatrick, M.A enjoys combining her love for writing and passion for mental health to not only inspire but activate movement in others. Drinking copious amounts of coffee and writing to her hearts content are just a few of the many things that keep her world going round.

Mrs. Kay

Contributing Staff Writer

Food Advice

Mrs. Kay is a food expert and the former owner of Mrs. Kay's Sweet Treats. She is your local cooking expert. Her specialty is sweet confections and desserts. Have a cooking question? - Just ask!

Craig & Emily Nash

Contributing Staff Writers

Travel Column

Voted Best Travel Agency in Elk Grove 5 times, Nash Travels loves to help clients create lifelong vacation memories. Craig and Emily are here to answer any of your travel questions.

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