About Us

Built by dedicated journalists, educators, and entrepreneurs, Press4Kids (P4K) is a publisher of daily news applications for young readers. Press4Kids was incorporated in 2012, and our team shares the goal of informing children about current news and world events — and inspiring them to read on a daily basis. We devoted a great deal of time and energy to ensure that our final products seamlessly combine literacy, fun, reading opportunities, and gamification to produce an engaging and interactive learning experience.

Our full-time staff and highly experienced team of writers are kept very busy, committed to delivering the latest news content every weekday, 52 weeks a year. As we continue to build our products and grow, we are driven by the idea of motivating a generation of conscientious global citizens. It’s what keeps us going.

Meet our team

    • Russell Kahn

      Russell Kahn

    • Russell Kahn is an award-winning author of educational books, including aids for aspiring teachers and student guides to the Common Core State Standards. He managed and edited nonfiction titles on topics ranging from ballet to the U.S. presidential elections. He studied Print Journalism at Boston University and Elementary Education at Montclair State University.

    • Liz Lane

      Liz Lane

    • Liz earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maryland, with a focus on Government and Politics. Her work has been published in National Geographic Kids and Baltimore magazine. Liz also partnered with Kaiser Health News in a reporting project investigating concussions in youth athletics. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the guitar and traveling to new places.

    • Stephanie Santana

      Stephanie Santana

      Assistant Editor
    • Stephanie doubled-majored in Anthropology and Journalism at Boston University. Upon completing her studies, she taught English classes in South Korea for students in grades 1–6. She has written for publications in Argentina, Kenya, and the United States. Stephanie likes to use her experience in education and travel to deliver worldly, engaging stories for News-O-Matic readers.

    • Dr. Phyllis Ohr

      Dr. Phyllis Ohr

      Child Psychologist
    • Phyllis is an Associate Professor of Clinical and School Psychology at Hofstra University with a focus on Early Childhood Development. She was previously a Coordinator at the Early Intervention Assessment Program at a New York Children’s Hospital. She earned her Ph.D. from St. John’s University and a Master of Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Ohr reviews every word of each News-O-Matic article before publication.

    • Gillian Stern

      Gillian Stern

      Art Director
    • Gillian earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. She has additional experiences with web design and usability. Gillian is passionate about providing young readers with just the right visual information for them to understand every story. Her hobbies include long distance running and painting.

    • Marc-Henri Magdelenat

      Marc-Henri Magdelenat

    • Marc-Henri Magdelenat is a father of three kids and a serial media entrepreneur. He was the founder of TimeToSignOff and ScreenTonic, a mobile advertising pioneer acquired by Microsoft in 2007. He was a former director of the Mobile Advertising Association in North America. After serving as a French Navy Officer and graduating from the Paris Business School, he was an executive at Le Figaro, Unilever, and Coca-Cola.

    • Lillian Holtzclaw Stern

      Lillian Holtzclaw Stern

    • Lillian Holtzclaw Stern is a mother of three and obsessed with empowering children with knowledge. After heading the IT Department for Internor, she became a post-production animator for television broadcast companies. She was the former Director of Business Development for Edelson Technology Partners, and her previous start-up experience includes Fashion 500 and Internet Partnership Group (IPG). She graduated Summa cum laude in Classic Literature from New York University.

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