The Georgia Star News is a member of the Star News Network family of digital newspapers.

We feature articles reporting news, politics, and policy at the state level, primarily from Georgia. We round out our daily coverage with national stories and thoughtful commentary of interest to our readers.


Senior Management Team 


CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Michael Patrick Leahy
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Executive Editor
Christina Botteri
[email protected]

John Fredericks
[email protected]


The senior management team of Star News Digital Media are the majority shareholders of the company.

Michael Patrick Leahy is the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Star News Digital Media, which owns and operates a family of state focused conservative news sites, including The Tennessee Star, The Ohio Star, The Michigan Star, The Minnesota Sun, The Virginia Star, The Georgia Star News, The Florida Capital Star, The Arizona Sun Times, The Wisconsin Daily Star, and The Star News Network.

He is also the host of The Tennessee Star Report, broadcast weekday mornings from 5 am to 8 am on 98.3 FM and 1510 WLAC in Nashville.

Christina Botteri is the CTO and Executive Editor of Star News Digital Media, and co-founder of the Star News Education Foundation. She is the designer and developer of the Star News brands, websites, and books; and has more than two decades of experience working in communications, media and public relations, and social media for technology startups. She was active as an early organizer of the Tea Party movement in 2009 and 2010.

John Fredericks is the publisher of The Georgia Star News. He is also a Trump 2020 delegate and the chairman of the Trump Virginia Delegation. In 2016, Fredericks served as Virginia Chairman of the Trump for President campaign and is currently an Advisory Board member of Trump/Pence 2020. As a senior media executive with over 40 years experience, Fredericks has served as a major market newspaper publisher, advertising director, editor, editorial page editor, TV host, syndicated radio host, commentator and newspaper columnist. He has covered national news events that include government, business, economics, and politics, and is also a White House Correspondent and Cable News Network Contributor.



State House Reporter
Chris Butler

Digital Editor
Zachery Schmidt



For advertising inquiries, please call John Fredericks at 757-692-1710.


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The Star News Digital Media network includes

The Tennessee Star – tennesseestar.com
The Ohio Star – theohiostar.com
The Minnesota Sun – theminnesotasun.com
The Michigan Star – themichiganstar.com
The Virginia Star – thevirginiastar.com
The Georgia Star News – georgiastarnews.com
The Florida Capital Star – thefloridacapitalstar.com
The Arizona Sun Times – arizonasuntimes.com
The Wisconsin Daily Star – wisconsindailystar.com
The Pennsylvania Daily Star – pennsylvaniadailystar.com
The Texas Lone Star – thetexaslonestar.com is coming soon

The Tennessee Star The Minnesota Sun
The Ohio Star The Michigan Star
The Georgia Star News
The Florida Capital Star The Arizona Sun Times
The Wisconsin Daily Star The Pennsylvania Daily Star







The Georgia Star News is owned and operated by
Star News Digital Media, Inc.