Meet our team

Megan Stokes
Editor-in-Chief
Megan oversees editorial content, policy and staff. She attends meetings, writes copy, sends out the e-newsletter, and curates conversations on social media. She also works to create partnerships that can strengthen the bond between community and newsroom.

Megan has served as a community journalist for more than 15 years, including as associate editor for the East Orlando Sun and a reporter for the Seminole Voice, the Winter Park-Maitland Observer and Orlando Magazine. She served as treasurer for the Florida Press Club for seven years and has won awards from the Florida Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University.


Isaac Benjamin Babcock
Managing Editor
Isaac creates editorial plans, working closely with the community to identify issues that affect people’s everyday lives. He is a photojournalist and runs our podcast and video production. He also heads our internship program, instilling a passion for journalism in the next generation.

Isaac is a longtime local journalist and former managing editor of the Seminole Voice. His work has been featured in Golfweek magazine, the New York Times and Jalopnik. He has won more than a dozen Florida Press Association and Society of Professional Journalists awards and contributed to award-winning, in-depth work for the NPR member station 90.7 WMFE. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida, and may be best known for his roles in the annual Oviedo Cemetery Tour.


Jenny A. Babcock
Development and Marketing Director
Jenny heads up Oviedo Community News’ fundraising and promotional efforts. She works to establish our brand, develop partnerships, and create relationships with readers, businesses and organizations.

Jenny is a communications and marketing professional and multimedia journalist who has worked in community newspapers, magazines and public radio. She previously managed communications and marketing strategy for Orlando’s NPR station, 90.7 WMFE, and served as managing editor and reporter for the Seminole Voice and Winter Park-Maitland Observer. She currently serves as marketing and communications manager for Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County. She holds a master’s degree in business administration and bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida. Learn more at jennyababcock.com.


Jon Gallagher
Digital Manager
Jon is our web guy and copy editor. He designed our website and makes sure our articles are squeaky clean. He not only checks for typos and grammatical errors, but also fact checks everything to ensure you’re getting the most reliable journalism possible.

Jon worked for community newspapers the Winter Park-Maitland Observer, the Seminole Voice, and the East Orlando Sun, as well as community magazine Baldwin Park Living. During his five-plus years in journalism, he worked mainly as a copy editor and graphic designer.


Alex Babcock
Senior Editor
Alex knows the Greater Oviedo community like the back of his hand. Using his expertise and great affection for the area, he’ll thoughtfully guide our coverage.

Alex’s career in journalism took off in Oviedo, where he created the Seminole Chronicle newspaper before taking the helm of the Oviedo Voice. He fell in love with the Greater Oviedo area through living there; attending community meetings, church sermons and festivals; and through many friendly chats. His tour in the Army brought that journalistic skill to Afghanistan and back, before he returned to Seminole County to raise a family. He’s a product of UCF’s journalism school and remains a loyal fan of the Knights.