New Mexico News Services: New Mexico journalists on New Mexico issues
TV journalist Hal Rhodes started NMNS in 1997 to provide opinion columns to New Mexico newspapers. In 2004, he passed the baton to freelance journalist Sherry Robinson. Over the years, the writers have changed but not the mission. That's to provide views on state issues drawn from experience and reporting. Together, we have decades of experience writing about every corner of the state.
Sherry Robinson is an award-winning, longtime New Mexico reporter and editor. She began her newspaper career in Grants in 1976 and subsequently worked for the Gallup Independent, Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Business Weekly and Albuquerque Tribune. She is the author of four books.
Merilee Dannemann was a columnist and reporter with the Taos News and spent 15 years in New Mexico government. Her column has won first-place awards from New Mexico Press Women. See her blogs at www.triplespacedagain.com.
Diane Denish is a former lieutenant governor who has been active in early childhood education and business in New Mexico. She is a mother of three and grandmother of eight.
Hal Rhodes, founder of New Mexico News Services, passed away on Nov. 27, 2020, of pancreatic cancer. Hal taught political science at UNM for 20 years and in 1997 started "The Illustrated Daily" on KNME. He was a familiar face and voice for 10 years on PBS. Hal was sharp, observant, kind, and generous. We are all better for knowing him.
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