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The News' team at the Democratic National Convention

Robert J. McCarthy has been a reporter for The News since 1982, and a political reporter since 1992. Cleveland and Philadelphia will mark his 13th and 14th conventions, beginning with the Democratic National Convention that nominated Bill Clinton in 1992. McCarthy has traveled with several presidential campaigns and covered Jack Kemp’s campaign for vice president in 1996. He also helped cover the New York State Democratic and Republican presidential primaries this spring. Follow him on Twitter @bobmccarthybn.

[Live coverage: News' team reporting from Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia]


Jerry Zremski is Washington bureau chief for The Buffalo News. Zremski joined the News Washington Bureau in 1989 and has covered five national political conventions, including both the Democratic and Republican conventions in 2012. In addition, he covered the Iraq War, the capture of fugitive James C. Kopp in France and numerous other stories around the country and around the world. He won a Nieman fellowship in journalism at Harvard University in 1999 and served as president of the National Press Club in 2007. On Twitter, he’s @jerryzremski.


Tim O’Shei joined The Buffalo News in January 2015 as a features reporter. He previously worked as an editor at Buffalo Business First, where he covered Jack Davis, Hillary Clinton and Tim Russert, and wrote about government and politics. In 2009, he covered the first inauguration of President Obama. He has written several presidential biographies for children, including one on Gerald Ford, for which he interviewed the former president at length. He’s @timoshei on Twitter.


Derek Gee joined the staff of The Buffalo News as an intern in 1999 and was hired full-time in 2000. He was promoted to chief photographer in 2009. Gee goes to great lengths to gather the news, using airplanes, kayaks, hiking boots and ingenuity to bring readers to places they’ve never been. He has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the New York Newspaper Publishers Association, and has had images published around the world. Get the latest from him on Twitter @derekgeephoto.


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