Beth LaMontagne Hall

Portsmouth, NH USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

As a New Hampshire native, I was born and raised on presidential politics. I have closely covered three Congressional races and the 2008 New Hampshire presidential primary for numerous daily news organizations. I know key behind-the scenes players and how the state's different regions factor into the larger political landscape. Currently, I write the weekly 'City Hall' column for the New Hampshire Union Leader which focuses on politics in the state's largest city, Manchester. I have also written travel pieces about scenic New Hampshire and beyond for websites and other publications. Whether it's a fall foliage tour, skiing in the White Mountains or dining on lobster in Portsmouth Harbor, I've got it covered.


2 Years
Producer (new media)
1 Year
6 Years


6 Years
6 Years
2 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
4 Years
Online/new media
1 Year
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

6 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Portsmouth Herald (10+), Associated Press (10+), Campaigns and Elections Politics Magazine (3-5), Yankee Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Louis Karno Communications (10+)

Other Work History

*Part-time staff writer at the New Hampshire Union Leader from Oct. 2009 to present *Instructor at the Nackey Loeb School of Communications, Manchester, NH where I teach a freelance writing workshop, Oct. 2010 to present *Political writer and producer for, a political news website run by Campaigns and Elections Politics Magazine, April 2007-Dec. 2007 *Staff writer at the Portsmouth Herald local newspaper from Oct. 2005-April 2007


Newspaper Guild

Computer Skills

Proficient in both Mac and PC platforms, proficient in basic blog editing programs, such as Blogger, WordPress and others.


Laptop, Canon Rebel XS digital camera, digital audio recorder with USB plug


New England Press Association First Place Award for Government Reporting



Sidebar in travel package on the New Hampshire Seacoast
The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company revives it's ferry service to scenic and historic Star Island off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine.


This regular column focuses on politics in New Hampshire's largest city, Manchester, NH
Election night coverage of the 2010 New Hampshire 1st Congressional District race.