Meet the Team

Beth Coleman, Publisher

Beth Coleman oversees the Vocus Media Research Group and is responsible for the wide variety of content sets in the Vocus product. Prior to her employment with the company, she was director of knowledge management, for the US offices of Burson-Marsteller. She was also employed by the US Securities & Exchange Commission as assistant director of content management and electronic reference services. She holds a master’s degree in information studies from the University of Maryland.

katrinaheadshot_200Katrina Mendolera, Editor in Chief

Katrina Mendolera took the helm of inVocus in 2009, and has been keeping our readers abreast of media events and trends ever since. Before joining the Vocus research team as a senior media researcher for newspaper content in 2007, Katrina worked in daily and weekly newspapers covering education, general assignment news and religion. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English-Literature from Nazareth College of Rochester and a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In her free time, she occasionally freelances and serves as an editor for Booktrope Publishing. Additionally, she is the author of Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga). Feel free to contact Katrina at

Lara headshot (2)Lara Southgate, Assistant Editor

Lara Southgate is the database editor for Vocus and the assistant editor for inVocus. Along with editing and fact-checking content, she also writes the daily Journalist Spotlights and hopes to start writing articles soon. She has been published in U.S. News & World Report, and the Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle. Lara has her master’s degree in English and American literature from the University of Delaware and a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Kim Cooper, Writer

Kim Cooper regularly contributes to the Pitch an Event and History Today features for inVocus, and occasionally writes original articles. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she focused on magazine journalism. She joined Vocus in 2009 and currently serves as a senior media researcher for the newspaper team.

Regular Contributors:

Alex Brown
Brent Treworgy
Bryan Martin
David Coates
Joanna Lynn
Julie Holley
Kimberly Cooper
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Osborne
Nicholas Testa
Nicole Alkire
Rebecca Graves
Sarah Wampler

Focus on the Media Panel:

David Coates, Managing Editor, Newspaper Content:David Coates had 15 years of newspaper reporting and editing experience before joining Vocus in November 2004. He came to Vocus from the Washington Times, where he was the assistant sports editor and oversaw a staff of more than 20 writers and editors. Prior to joining the Washington Times in 1999, he spent 10 years at the (Newark) Star-Ledger in New Jersey as a sports reporter. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
Julie Holley, Managing Editor, TV/Blog/IRO ContentJulie Holley joined Vocus from WUSA-TV, the CBS television affiliate in Washington, D.C., where she was a news cast producer. Prior to that, she served as a newscast producer for the 24-hour cable station and ABC-affiliate  Newschannel 8. Before becoming a producer, she worked in a number of newsroom positions, including assignment editor, field producer and guest booker. She also has experience in technical positions in television, including audio operator, feed room operator, photographer and video editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md.
Kyle Johnson, Managing Editor, Radio ContentPrior to joining Vocus, Kyle Johnson spent 18 years at WTOP Radio, the all-news CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.,  where he served as assistant editor, drive-time editor, traffic reporter, weekend anchor, and general assignment  reporter. His last seven years at the station were spent as primary reporter for the state of Maryland, including the state legislature in Annapolis. He has also worked in television as an assignment editor at WUSA-TV, where he fielded pitches and dispatched news crews to breaking events. He holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from American University.
Kyle Osborne, Senior Media Researcher, Blogs/Social Media Kyle Osborne is a senior media researcher at Vocus, where he specializes in blogs and online public relations. He is a two-time Emmy winner who worked for many years in television and radio, and is now the publisher of his own entertainment website,
Tayne Kim, Managing Editor, Magazine ContentTayne Kim first joined the Vocus magazine team in 2006. He served as a senior media researcher from 2008 to 2012, when he took over as managing editor. He has a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland where he co-hosted a college program, “Lonestar Radio,” on WMUC 2. In his free time, he volunteers with DC Asian Pacific American Film and contributes to the art and culture blog