Newspaper Staff Changes

Molokai Dispatch News Release

We’d like to keep our readers and advertisers in the loop by announcing some changes to our staff at The Molokai Dispatch and welcoming Sarah Ching as our new sales manager. Sarah has a background in finance and account management, as well as family ties on Molokai, and we are happy to have her joining our team.

Sarah’s work experience includes American Savings Bank here on Molokai, and most recently, working with mutual investment and retirement funds on the mainland. She looks forward to using this knowledge to assist our clients and advertisers to help grow both their businesses.

“My husband and I are excited to be back on Molokai, where he is from, and we feel extremely lucky to raise our two kids on the island, and once again, be a part of this close knit community,” said Ching. “I’m excited for this new venture with the Dispatch, working with an organization that I feel embodies and captures the beauty of Molokai and its people.”

Sarah looks forward to meeting the local business people we support. In the meantime, please feel free to stop by our office Wednesday through Friday to meet her and ask any questions you may have regarding advertising in the Dispatch. To contact Sarah, email her at or call our office at 808-552-2781.

Our current sales manager and graphic designer, Laura Pilz, is planning a move to the mainland this month but we are lucky that she will continue working with us remotely as our graphic designer. In this capacity, she will still design and lay out our weekly newspaper and assist clients in designing their ads. Laura will be available by email at or by phone at 630-776-9647. We are grateful to have had Laura working with us the past two years, and while we will miss having her in the office, we are happy that she has agreed to continue in a part-time capacity after her move.

Catherine Cluett remains editor of the paper, and our reporting internship program continues. Our six-month internship offers recent journalism graduates a chance to gain hands-on reporting experience and have a positive impact in a small community. We thank the people of Molokai for continuing to support our efforts and those of our interns by welcoming them and allowing them the opportunity to serve this community.


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