About

our MISSION

WALTER welcomes the native and newcomer alike with Southern hospitality, humor, zest, and sophistication. An intelligent reflection of the dynamic place we’re proud to call home, WALTER is the life of the party and the soul of the city.

WALTER’s pages – from in-depth profiles to party pictures – are unafraid to entertain and surprise. Filled with the folks who make this one of the nation’s best places to live, work, and play, WALTER celebrates them all. Our leaders and doers, artists and athletes, entrepreneurs and entertainers.

WALTER’s coverage is broad, because our readers – educated, affluent, and cultured – have interests as diverse as they are refined. WALTER speaks their language.

Whether WALTER is savoring art, food, music, and culture; profiling our movers-and-shakers; highlighting beautiful homes, gardens, and style; inspiring health, wellness, and a love of the outdoors; or even stirring souls with thoughtful essays, poetry, and fiction…WALTER knows its audience.

On heavy, tactile paper, with glorious photography, intelligent prose, and a sense of humor, WALTER is beautiful to behold and delightful to read.

 

our TEAM

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Liza Roberts is WALTER’s editor and general manager. She has been a business news reporter for Bloomberg News and CBS MarketWatch, a producer for CNBC, and is the author of Europe’s A-List, published by Random House UK. She is a graduate of Hamilton College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the mother of three, and an active community volunteer.

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Jesma Reynolds is the creative director of WALTER. Responsible for bringing the pages to life through design and imagery, she oversees the look and feel of the magazine and frequently writes about style and interiors. She began her career at National Geographic and then spent over 20 years freelancing on numerous design projects including print, interiors, fashion, and photography. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and the Radcliffe Publishing Course (now Columbia Publishing Course), she is married with two sons.

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Jessie Ammons was born on the coast, raised in Raleigh, and educated at Wake Forest. Working in public relations abroad and for lifestyle magazines farther South helped her realize that there’s really no place like home when home is the ever-dynamic Triangle. As WALTER’s assistant editor, she meets the folks and sees the spots that make our city cool for a living.

 

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Denise Walker has been the WALTER advertising director since 2014. She has 15 years in the field of sales, marketing, and training and holds her Bachelors and Masters from N.C. State University. Denise is a N.C. native and in her spare time she enjoys running, OrangeTheory, and spending time with her husband and two boys. They look forward to the addition of a baby girl late spring.

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Martha Heath has worked in advertising for over six years, with three of those representing WALTER, where she serves as an account executive. She received her communications degree from The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She loves being active and is an avid runner. In her free time, you can find her on the coast, enjoying time with her Goldendoodle and husband.

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Cristina Baker joined WALTER in 2014, where she serves as an account executive, and has been in the advertising industry for over six years. She is a graduate of East Carolina University and holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in business marketing. She is an active volunteer within the community and in her spare time enjoys traveling the world with her husband.

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