Who we are

The Monroe Post is an independent online local news outlet updated daily, providing the latest local news about the Monroe County area, with a focus on Rochester and surrounding areas, including Greece, Gates, Henrietta, Pittsford, and Webster.

Local and free since 2018, The Monroe County offers unbiased news coverage that helps readers better understand the communities in which they live. Additionally, The Monroe Post offers dynamic coverage of the local food, arts, and music, supporting local business owners and local non-profit organizations.

Mission and Editorial Standards

Our mission is to connect with an audience that wants a deeper, clearer understanding of the world around them, regardless of their orientation. Our team of reporters, writers, editors, and publishers will always provide the facts and context necessary to understand every single piece of content published on our website.

We strive to uncover all the facts 

We believe that there are knowable facts, and we are committed to the truth. Before it’s published, every piece of content is thoroughly examined, and we will always present a broad range of relevant facts and viewpoints, which is a reflection of our strict editorial standards. We promise that every assignment will give the most complete picture possible, and we always give the best sources for certain topics.

Independent journalism

This site is not owned and operated by major corporate news companies, which gives us the ability to pursue stories we think are important to our readers. Our team has complete freedom in creating the content from a neutral point of view, and every single member is taking rigorous steps to avoid personal conflicts of interest and disclose them when they cannot.


Local, regional, and state news remain our top focus, but we also create content that we believe is of national interest.


The site is supported by donors, sponsors (mostly local companies in the areas we operate in), and advertisers (through the largest ad networks like AdSense, RevContent, and Mgid). We commit to disclosing any other paid relationships not covered in this description. Our investors, sponsors, and advertisers will play no role in editorial decisions.

The team

Alma Roy
Get in touch: alma[at]themonroepost.com

I’m glad that I’m part of a great team that delivers daily local news. As a local, it means a lot to contribute, serve and inform my fellow locals with fresh and worthy news. I want to spend my free time with friends and family in local bars and restaurants.

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Carmen Hammond
Get in touch: carmen[at]themonroepost.com

I was born and raised right here in Rochester and I’m proud to be part of the great community. I’ve always dreamed of becoming part of the news industry, and now, I can say I made it. Writing is my passion.

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Francis Wilkins
Get in touch: francis[at]themonroepost.com

Francis was born and raised in and around Webster, and now he is covering local news and events for the city of Rochester and surrounding areas. He was educated at the University of Rochester, and has previously reported for several local TV’s and radio stations.

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Mona Graham
Health care and local safety writer
Get in touch: mona[at]themonroepost.com

Formerly a proofreader and fact-checker for two local TV stations, Mona’s stories include ongoing responses to COVID-19, health care coverage and local safety. Mona has been part of The Monroe Post team since 2019.

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