Margate Talk is part of Talk Media and has provided original News, Views, and Political coverage since 2012. First Place Winner of the Florida Press Club’s Online Independent Website in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Our Contributing Writers

Sharon Aron Baron

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Sharon studied Journalism at Texas State University, where she earned her degree. After years in sales, in 2010, she went back to her love of writing and connecting neighbors by creating five websites to bring local and timely news to the community. Don’t miss Coral Springs Talk, Coconut Creek Talk, Margate Talk, Parkland Talk, and Tamarac Talk.   Contact Sharon



Bryan Boggiano

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A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan plans to pursue geosciences at Florida International University for his master’s. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism. Contact Bryan




Kevin Deutsch

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Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post. Contact Kevin




Jim Donnelly

Jim Donnelly scaled e1674745348561A Coral Springs resident for over 30 years, Jim Donnelly has had a 40-year career as a photographer, videographer, and editor for South Florida affiliate news stations, along with CNN, ESPN, ABC Sports and News, NBC Sports and News, Fox News, and CBS. Donnelly has won several awards, including EMMY’s, for his team coverage. Currently, he owns Image Masters Photography and works as a Realtor.  Contact Jim


Agrippina Fadel

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Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master’s in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian. Contact Agrippina



Faran Fagen

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Faran Fagen teaches high school journalism, graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Journalism degree and from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Education. He’s worked at The Palm Beach Post, SunSentinel, and He lives in Coral Springs with his wife and two children. Oh, and his three dogs — who all think that they’re his favorite. Contact Faren.


Anne Geggis
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Anne Geggis is a Margate resident and has been a newspaper reporter for 30 years, most recently at the Sun-Sentinel. She graduated from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., with a double major in journalism and sociology. Contact Anne



Kevin Maher

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Kevin Maher is a University of Florida journalism graduate with an interest in investigative journalism. Kevin has also worked at The Independent Florida Alligator and WUFT News. Contact Kevin



Matt Rothman

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Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from Long Island, he moved to Parkland shortly after high school. Matt has also worked for the Naples Herald and Collier Sports Insider. His goal is to travel to every Major League Baseball stadium and multiple US Open finals.  Contact Matt



David Russell

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A Coral Springs native, Florida State University graduate, and eternal optimist, David strives to find the local hidden gems in South Florida. He has a strong interest in technology, finance, and comedy. Contact David



Ryan Yousefi

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Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiple outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times, where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Contact Ryan

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