James Borden - Editor
James has covered everything from the Dix Park controversy to North Raleigh party mansions. James has been a contributing freelancer to the Record since he first wrote about the rise of community gardens in December of 2012. In addition to freelancing for the Record, he has a full-time job covering the construction industry for a trade paper and serves on the board of directors for the nonprofit organization WomenNC. A Pennsylvania native, James graduated with a BA in English with a journalism concentration and a minor in political science from the University of Delaware in 2004. He moved to North Carolina in 2008 and has lived in Raleigh since 2010.
Laura Fiorilli-Crews -Editor
Laura Fiorilli-Crews is a Chapel Hill native who grew up in Roanoke Rapids and Cary, hopped around the country to pursue her education, and is thrilled to be back home in the Triangle. She has a bachelor's degree in U.S. History from the University of Chicago and a master's in journalism from the University of Florida. Laura began her journalism career in small-town North Carolina newspapers, and most recently was homepage editor of, a regional news website in Tampa, Fla. Currently teaching communications at Wake Technical Community College, Laura has joined the Raleigh Public Record board in hopes of finding a better way of doing business for the profession she loves. She has traveled to all 50 states and all 100 North Carolina counties. She is married with one daughter.
Contributors: Dan Richers, Laura Baverman, James Borden, Jeanna LaMotte-Kerr
Karen Tam - Photographer
Karen Tam is an Ohioian by birth and a proud Ohio University graduate. But she has now spent most of her life in North Carolina, first moving to the Tar Heel State to work for 14 years as a staff photographer for the News & Observer and The Raleigh Times. Now, Tam works as a freelance photographer, which includes assignments for the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post and USAToday. Her hobbies include buying and sell antiques/junk — beauty is in the eye of the beholder, she says. To make life interesting, her beloved dog, Maddie, accompanies her on most jobs.
Past Staff: Ariella Monti
Past Contributors: Amy Howard, Drew St. Claire, Laura White, Joe Boisvert, Chrystal Bartlett, Rose Hoban, David Eichenberger, Leslie Rudd, Sonny Ferares, Christie Starnes, Andrew Johnson, Katie Knight, Art Latham, Andrew Mayo, Julia Merchant, Kate Pattison – The Historical Record, John Dancy-Jones, Darcy Dearth, Bryan LeClaire, Chris Cioffi, Tyler Dukes, Will Huntsberry, Fraser Sherman, Kari Smith, Lauren Ramsdell, Ben McNeely, Hide Terada, Monica Chen, Jacqueline Kantor