Frank J. Scandale

Consulting Editor
New York

Frank is a veteran Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has guided newsrooms through some of the highest profile events in recent memory.  From the Columbine High School massacre to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Frank has led newsrooms across the country.  Most recently, he and his team were part of the USA Today coronavirus coverage.  Previously, he was the VP/Editor in Chief at The Bergen Record, Assistant Managing Editor at The Denver Post and a financial reporter and editor at Reuters News Service.  A founding member of The Daily Payoff gambling news website and humor blog, Frank Talk, Frank has written for a variety of publications and has appeared on television and radio news shows, media panels and in documentaries.   

In his spare time, you can find Frank searching for lost golf balls (his), cycling the roads of New Jersey and New York or hiking with his yellow lab, Chester.

As a media professional who has seen the digital space radically change the way storytelling evolves, I plan to use my writing, editing and interviewing skills to show how stories are rarely just black or white.
Frank Scandale

Director of Investigations and Enterprise

Gannett Co.

2015 - present

In charge of all deep dive news investigations in the Hudson Valley, NY, and throughout the Atlantic Region.

Senior Editor and VP

Digital First Media

2012 - 2015

Coordinated national effort to convert 100 newspapers to same design to support digital expansion and growth.

VP/Editor in Chief

The Record (Bergen County, NJ) and

2001 - 2011

Led company transformation to a digital-first approach while achieving general overall journalism excellence.

Assistant Managing Editor

The Denver Post

1990 - 2001

In charge of all news operations covering Colorado and the West.


Rowan University 

B.A., Communications


University of Copenhagen, Denmark

General Scandinavian Studies

Volunteer Details

Habitat for Humanity

St. Catharine’s RC Church

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