About Us

Southside Daily (www.southsidedaily.com) is the only daily newspaper dedicated to Virginia Beach. A lot happens here every day. We want to report that news and ask for your participation.

Our goal is to report “why” things happen rather than just what; to avoid sensational and polarizing news and opinion; and to start a community conversation on all kinds of topics important to quality folks who live, work and play here. Our  mission is to restore trust to local news with our journalistic promise of providing only True News.  This means no editorials. No columnists. No letters to the editor. No anonymous sources. No endorsement of political candidate.  We spell peoples’ names correctly and we quote them in context. You can trust our news to give you the most accurate information, and decide for yourself how you feel about the issues.

You can hear summaries of our news of the day weekday mornings and afternoons on 102.1FM The Tide.  Our goal is to be accessible and important to you. We want to do everything we can to make www.southsidedaily.com your home page, and we want to hear from you about how we can make that happen.

We enjoy sharing your community with you – and thanks for every time you drop in to read the latest.


Thomas G. Davis – Publisher & CEO, Local Voice  (tom@localvoicemedia.com)
Jamie Paige  Vice President, Digital Strategy – Local Voice (jamie@localvoicemedia.com)
John Mangalonzo– Managing Editor, Southside Daily (john@localvoicemedia.com)

Learn more about our team:

Derek Mason – Vice President, Market Manager (derek@tideradio.com)


Derek Mason is a founding member of Local Voice Media, who joined the Company in 2005 as General Sales Manager and now serves as Vice President and Market Manager for the Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, Va Markets.   Derek lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Courtenay and their two sons, Brady and Noah.



John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo

John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News).

Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah.

John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.


Rami Yoakum

Rami Yoakum relocated to Virginia Beach in 2017 with his wife and daughter to be nearer to their sons. An Army veteran and a graduate of Ohio University with a BA in History, Rami has worked as a journalist for many years in Ohio and now in Virginia Beach. He also spent 14 years working as a public information officer and Emergency Response Coordinator for a public health agency.



Joshua Weinstein
Joshua Weinstein

Joshua Weinstein has an extensive writing background and a love of storytelling that brought him to Southside Daily in December 2017. You can find him reporting on local businesses, Virginia Beach City Council, major land developments, and anything in the public interest.



Joan Quigley

Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.

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