The Bowie Banner is an Independent Paper

Local Media, LLC, Publisher

Our Team

Steve Wehrenberg, Editor

I retired in 2015 as the Coast Guard’s Chief HR Strategist after serving 26 years in uniform and 21 years as a civilian. I hold a PhD in Organizational Psychology. I served Bowie as a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee from 2018-2020, when I assumed the chair, stepping down in September 2021. My wife and I have lived in Bowie for 32 years. I am committed to the Banner’s success for reasons I described in the Editorial in our first issue, Does Democracy Die in Darkness? The Need for Our Community Newspaper.


Melanie Kalos, Editor

I am a journalist and mom living in Bowie, with my husband and two young children. I am a first-generation college graduate with degrees in English and Creative Writing. I am passionate about storytelling and building community through local news.


Andrea (Andy) Collymore, Writer

I am originally from Richmond, VA. I have been a Prince George’s County resident for about 20 years. I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a proud graduate of Virginia Union University. I am also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I advocate for "staycations" and buying local!  My goal is to highlight local entrepreneurs, execs and other talented folks in our community. Please note: I keep it real with my assessments! I am excited to share this information with the community via the Bowie Banner.



Michael Gorman, Writer


Henry Brown, Staff Writer

University of Maryland Journalism Student

Christen Wehrenberg, Proof Reader


Loren Weisman, Copy Editor


Y S Taylor, Managing Editor