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The Pennsylvania Daily Star is a member of the Star News Network family of digital newspapers.

We feature articles reporting news, politics, and policy at the state level, primarily from Pennsylvania. We round out our daily coverage with national stories and thoughtful commentary of interest to our readers.


Senior Management Team 


CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Michael Patrick Leahy
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Executive Editor
Christina Botteri
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John Fredericks
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The senior management team of Star News Digital Media are the majority shareholders of the company.

Michael Patrick Leahy is the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Star News Digital Media, which owns and operates a family of state focused conservative news sites, including The Tennessee Star, The Ohio Star, The Michigan Star, The Minnesota Sun, The Virginia Star, The Georgia Star News, The Florida Capital Star, The Arizona Sun Times, The Wisconsin Daily Star, and The Pennsylvania Daily Star.

He is also the host of The Tennessee Star Report, broadcast weekday mornings from 5 am to 8 am on 98.3 FM and 1510 WLAC in Nashville.

Christina Botteri is the CTO and Executive Editor of Star News Digital Media, and co-founder of the Star News Education Foundation. She is the designer and developer of the Star News brands, websites, and books; and has more than two decades of experience working in communications, media and public relations, and social media for technology startups. She was active as an early organizer of the Tea Party movement in 2009 and 2010.

John Fredericks is the Publisher of three Star News Digital Media daily newspapers: Pennsylvania Daily Star, The Georgia Star News, and The Virginia Star.

Fredericks is also the founder and owner of The John Fredericks Media Network, which ranks as the fourth largest independent conservative news/talk radio network in America covering the Mid-Atlantic region from Philadelphia to Atlanta.

The John Fredericks Morning Show, heard 6 AM to 10 AM daily, has become must-listen radio. President Trump has been a regular guest since 2015.

Fredericks served as Trump campaign chairman of Virginia in 2016 and 2020 and was elected Trump Delegation Chairman of Virginia in 2020. Fredericks has spent more than 40 years in the media, previously working as a journalist, newspaper editor, and television host.

He and his wife Anne, the company’s CEO, own a number of radio stations in Virginia, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.



Managing Editor
Bradley Vasoli

Digital Editor
Zachery Schmidt



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The Tennessee Star – tennesseestar.com
The Ohio Star – theohiostar.com
The Minnesota Sun – theminnesotasun.com
The Michigan Star – themichiganstar.com
The Virginia Star – thevirginiastar.com
The Georgia Star News – georgiastarnews.com
The Florida Capital Star – thefloridacapitalstar.com
The Arizona Sun Times – arizonasuntimes.com
The Wisconsin Daily Star – wisconsindailystar.com
The Pennsylvania Daily Star – pennsylvaniadailystar.com
The Connecticut Star – theconnecticutstar.com
The Texas Lone Star – thetexaslonestar.com is coming soon

The Tennessee Star The Minnesota Sun
The Ohio Star The Michigan Star
The Georgia Star News
The Florida Capital Star The Arizona Sun Times
The Wisconsin Daily Star The Pennsylvania Daily Star
The Connecticut Star







The Pennsylvania Daily Star is owned and operated by
Star News Digital Media, Inc.