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Since 1998, FairfaxNews has provided news and information of interest to residents of Fairfax County and the greater Washington, D.C., area. Fairfax News is a service of Encinal Associates LLC. It is nonpartisan and independent.

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jh-party-with-pugs-hdshtJames R. Hood, Editor & Publisher Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide. He also served as Senior Vice President of United Press International and was the founder and editor of Zapnews, a newswire service for radio and television.  He is also the founder and editor emeritus of ConsumerAffairs, a news and information service for consumers.

edEd Tobias, Managing Editor
 Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at Fairfax News. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP and at WASH-FM in Washington, D.C.

He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.