Spotlight News Hampton Roads – About

Thank you for your interest in our Hampton Roads community. Spotlight News is a new  organization determined to pick up where AltDaily and the Antonym left off. Spotlight is founded by BA Ciccolella and Frank Connelly, with help from the rest of the old AltDaily theatre reviewing staff, especially Chris Bernhardt, Ali Pantas, and Jimmy Dragas.

Wondering how you can help support us right now? Well, step one is getting out the word to the world that we are here! Please follow us on Facebook, invite your friends to do so, and share our site and our social posts far and wide!

Interested in getting involved? Though we will be starting out covering mainly the performing arts scene in Hampton Roads (as that is what we all have expertise in), we have every intention of expanding into any and all aspects of our community. If you are a writer who would like to join our mission of furthering Hampton Roads community journalism, check out our Facebook page and send us a message! If you are a writer who does any other kind of content, contact us as well- we want to amplify all kinds of Hampton Roads community voices!

At the moment, we are a completely volunteer organization, though we would love to raise enough funds to be able to cover operating expenses, and possibly even expand on to paying our writers and editors in more than just “exposure”. If you are a granting entity or just a person with some spare cash on hand who would like to talk more about our mission, again, hit us up on our Facebook page! We are currently registered with the SCC of Virginia, and working with the IRS to gain 501c3 status.

We look forward to hearing from you!