Monday November 29, 2021

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Franchise Herald provides comprehensive content about the most important economies, markets, companies, and industries. Franchise Herald strives to be the most influential source offering in-depth coverage of franchise news, information, tips, and data that is relevant and specific to small business owners and franchises.

Editorial Leadership

President & Publisher

Joan MacDonald

Ms. MacDonald has over 30 years of experience working in publishing, public relations and media. She began her career working in book publishing in the U.S. and England then assisted the Dutch correspondent for Billboard in The Netherlands. She was a staff writer and columnist for Gannett Suburban Newspapers from 1990 to 1995. From 1995 to 2012 she was an editor/writer and vice-president at North American Precis Syndicate, a public relations/features service. As a writer Ms. MacDonald has published six nonfiction books.

Managing Editor

Jesse Lent

Beginning his career as a journalist in 2009, Jesse got his start as the news and features editor at Hunter College’s oldest newspaper, the Envoy. The following year, he won the Murray Kempton Award for Journalism in the category of news reporting.After graduating cum laude from Hunter with a B.A. in 2011, Jesse was honored with the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for his reporting.He spent the next two years reporting on New York City crime, politics and lifestyle issues, first for the Bay Ridge-based newspapers the Home Reporter and the Brooklyn Spectator, then later for the citywide news website DNAinfo.


Ramiro Funez

Ramiro is a New York City-based journalist and editor who covers a broad range of topics including politics, entertainment, technology and sports. Some of his previous experience includes work produced for NY1 News, New York Daily News, El Diario La Prensa, Queens Chronicle, Queens Courier, Queens Tribune and several other media. Ramiro was born and raised in NYC and enjoys writing about internationally-trending topics.

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