Mike Barber joined the Times-Dispatch in February 2012. Barber spent nine years as the beat writer for James Madison University football at the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg. A 2001 Rutgers University graduate, Barber previously worked at Major League Baseballâ€™s publishing department in New York and interned at the Newark Star-Ledger in New Jersey.
John O'Connor has covered University of Richmond football and men's basketball since 1985. He also covered the Richmond Braves, and now the Richmond Flying Squirrels. His first full-time newspaper job was at the Petersburg Progress-Index. He joined the Times-Dispatch in 1980. Phone: 804-649-6233
Michael Phillips has been with the Times-Dispatch since 2007, previously covering high school sports. Prior to joining the sports staff, he worked for MLB.com covering the Washington Nationals. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Kansas. Phone: 804-649-6546
Tim Pearrell began his career at The Richmond News Leader in 1983 and joined the Times-Dispatch when the papers merged in 1992. He is a native of Richmond and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Phone: 804-649-6965