Meet The Team

By Helena Touhey

Putting the ~new~ in Newport Life

Katelyn McSherry has lived in Newport County for 25 years and is excited to lead the publication as its new Publisher. Early in her career, Katelyn worked for local publications, including Newport Life Magazine, The Newport Daily News and the Newport Mercury. She’s looking forward to ushering the magazine into its next era. Helena Touhey is a veteran journalist of the area. Her career began in the newsroom of The Newport Daily News, where she worked from 2011-2018. More recently, she’s worked as a freelance writer and editor, crafting stories for many local publications, including Newport Life.

Helena is a lifelong resident of Aquidneck Island, and Newport has been home for the past ten years. She’s thrilled to join the magazine team as Managing Editor and looks forward to highlighting stories from and about the community.

Brennan Cluff is a recent graduate of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and a lifelong resident of Middletown. She’s happy to be back on the island and working as the new Marketing Coordinator of Newport Life, helping to expand the magazine’s digital storytelling and community reach.

Chester Allen (not pictured), a journalist with several publications to his credit will also be joining the new team as the interim Executive Editor.

View Newsletter