About The Author: Bryan Russo

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Bryan Russo returned to The Dispatch in 2015 to serve as News Editor after working as a staff writer from 2007-2010 covering the Ocean City news beat. In between, Russo worked as the Coastal Reporter for NPR-member station WAMU 88.5FM in Washington DC and WRAU 88.3 FM on the Delmarva Peninsula. He was the host of a weekly multi-award winning public affairs show “Coastal Connection.” During his five years in public radio, Russo’s work won 19 Associated Press Awards and 2 Edward R. Murrow Awards and was heard on various national programs like NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, APM’s Marketplace and the BBC. Russo also worked for the Associated Press (Philadelphia Bureau) covering the NHL and the NBA and is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and composer.

Employee Housing Shortage A Concern With Foreign Workers About To Converge On Resort

OCEAN CITY – A shortage of rooms available to J-1 Visa students this summer is a definite concern heading into the resort’s busy season, according to city officials, sponsor companies and tourism representatives.Thousands of foreign students from all over the world are expected to arrive to work for the summer, as they’ve historically been a… Read more »

Q&A With Buck Mann, Who Helped Grow Ocean City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade From Humble Roots

Q&A With Buck Mann, Who Helped Grow Ocean City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade From Humble Roots

OCEAN CITY — During the day, Walter “Buck” Mann may be best known as the owner of Mann Properties, one of the resort’s leading property management companies since the early 1970’s. But, for more than three decades, the former city councilman and long-time board member of the Delmarva Irish-American Club has been helping to put… Read more »

Q&A With Greg Shockley, Task Force Chair Confident Revised Busker System Allows ‘Equal Access’ To Boardwalk Spots

Q&A With Greg Shockley, Task Force Chair Confident Revised Busker System Allows ‘Equal Access’ To Boardwalk Spots

OCEAN CITY — You might know Greg Shockley as a small business owner and the proprietor of the popular Boardwalk establishment Shenanigans. But, over the past 20 years, Shockley has been one of the most instrumental figures in helping to drive the local business community’s and the town’s interest’s forward.Shockley sat down with The Dispatch… Read more »

Q&A With Doug Miller, Getting To Know Ocean City’s Newest City Manager

Q&A With Doug Miller, Getting To Know Ocean City’s Newest City Manager

OCEAN CITY — After a nationwide search that stretched five months, there’s a new city manager in Ocean City.Doug Miller was the Mayor and City Council’s unanimous choice to assume the position as the town’s essential chief executive officer, and The Dispatch sat down with the self-proclaimed “worrier” to talk about his past experiences as… Read more »