7505 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
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Don Mann
Website News Producer
My Role

I edit and control content and layout, particularly the news web pages, on http://dailypress.com.
My Biography

I've been with the Daily Press since 1999. Before moving onto the website, I was the A1 designer and copy editor for the old-media Daily Press newspaper. I also have a 4th degree black belt and teach taekwondo and hapkido with Action Arts Academy USA (http://actionarts.us) in York County. Before the Daily Press, I worked at Colonial Williamsburg and wore knee breeches. I was an Air Force brat growing up, so I've lived in Iceland, South Carolina and England, to name a few places. Now, I live in York County with my family. I'm married to Conni Ironmonger-Mann and have a daughter named Natilyn.
My Interests

Eclectic in general -- Family, literature, martial arts, movies, dancing, running, taekwondo, hapkido, music, pop culture, video games

I've also enjoyed scuba diving, rock climbing and motorcycle riding, but I can't afford any of those expensive hobbies.

Books -- A mix of authors, titles and topics: Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Chaucer, Kurt Vonnegut, William Faulkner, Patricia Cornwell, Harry Potter, "Freakonomics," "Beowulf," spy novels, history, "Catch 22," Fareed Zakariah, "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" "Les Miserable," Greek Mythology, Norse Mythology

TV -- "Fringe," "Grey's Anatomy," "Psych," "The Mentalist," "Chuck," "The Daily Show," "30 Rock," "The Office," "Modern Family," "Burn Notice," "Desperate Housewives," "CSI: NY," "Brothers and Sisters," "Deadliest Warrior," "The Ultimate Fighter," "Chelsea Lately," "House," "Castle," "So You Think You Can Dance," "Glee"

Movies -- Action and comedy, variously: "When Harry Met Sally," "Airplane!" "The Big Lebowski," "Forest Gump," "Spider-Man," "Finding Nemo," "The Incredibles," "300," "Who Am I?" "Legend of Drunken Master," "Karate Kid"