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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
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 The Pennsylvania Daily Star. As a senior media executive with over 40 years experience, Fredericks has served as a major market newspaper publisher, advertising director, editor, editorial page editor, TV host, syndicated radio host, commentator and newspaper columnist. He has covered national news events that include government, business, economics, and politics, and is also a White House Correspondent and Cable News Network Contributor. In 2020, Fredericks was a Trump delegate and a Trump/Pence Advisory Board member. In 2016, he was Virginia Chairman of the Trump for President campaign.
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The Star News Digital Media network includes
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 Texas Lone Star – thetexaslonestar.com is coming soon