Adam Stone is the founder, owner and publisher of Examiner Media, a Mt. Kisco, NY-based publishing company started in 2007. Examiner Media launched The Examiner, its first print newspaper, on September 11 of 2007. Initially, the newspaper covered two municipalities, Pleasantville and Mt. Kisco, but soon grew its coverage area. The town of New Castle and its hamlets, Chappaqua and Millwood, were added to The Examiner's territory in 2008. Soon after the publication began to circulate across the Town of Mt. Pleasant, in Thornwood, Valhalla and Hawthorne, along with the Village of Briarcliff and later North Castle's hamlets, Armonk, North White Plains and Banksville. The Examiner's coverage area was previously served by the Patent Trader, which the Gannett Company shut down in 2007, making room for Stone's venture.
In March 2009, Stone launched a second newspaper, The Putnam Examiner. At first, the newspaper only covered the Mahopac-Carmel area but quickly grew into a Putnam countywide publication. Later in 2009, in December, Stone debuted his third title, The Yorktown Examiner. That edition also expanded shortly after its launch and was renamed The Northern Westchester Examiner in April 2011. It now covers not only Yorktown, but also Peekskill, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Buchanan, Ossining, Somers, and other area hamlets. Also in 2011, Examiner Media began enhancing its online efforts, converting www.TheExaminerNews.com from a static company information website and into a platform to publish breaking news and guest columns from top local bloggers. Later in 2011, in August, The White Plains Examiner was launched. The company's fourth print publication covers the City of White Plains, Westchester's county seat, and is also distributed in surrounding towns, most notably Greenburgh and Harrison. The contiguous communities also receive coverage in The White Plains Examiner, though White Plains receives the most attention. Stone's Twitter feed - @examinerstone - is one of the most closely monitored news feeds in the region. The company also operates an Examiner Media Facebook page.
Stone studied journalism at Hofstra University, earning a degree in print journalism in 2001. During school, he worked as a reporter/fact-checker at Time Inc.'s People magazine through the American Society of Magazine Editor's internship program. Stone also interned at Newsday, Times Herald-Record and the now-defunct P.O.V. magazine. At Hofstra, Stone was instrumental in launching the university's student magazine, The Communicator. After graduating from Hofstra in 2001, Stone worked as a reporter for the former weeklies division of The Journal News, serving as a Peekskill beat writer for The Star, which since folded. After leaving The Journal News, Stone worked briefly as a reporter in the Sullivan County bureau at Times Herald-Record. After leaving that job, Stone was hired by the former North County News, covering Ossining and later Croton during his nearly four-year stint. Stone's news and sports reporting were recognized with several rewards from the New York Press Association, including a Writer of the Year award.
After leaving North County News Stone began freelance writing in 2007, publishing with The New York Times, The New York Daily News, among others.
In April 2011, Stone was named by Editor & Publisher magazine as one of North America's "25 Under 35," honoring him as one of the industry's top young journalists. Early the following year, at the start of 2012, Stone teamed up with Pleasantville public access station PCTV, launching Examiner Media's weekly local civic affairs television program, Examiner News Talk. In June of 2012 the Business Council of Westchester presented Stone and 39 other young professionals in the county with its Rising Stars 40 Under 40 award at a ceremony at MasterCard Worldwide in Purchase.
Stone grew up in Port Washington, on Long Island. He now lives in Mt. Kisco with his wife Alyson and daughter Madeleine.
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