Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (973) 349-6872 Hometown: San Bernardino, Calif. Birthday: November 1 Bio: Laura Silvius, pictured here in her native California (you'll notice the presence of both waves and landscape) earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and her M.A. in Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She came onboard at Patch in August 2010 and covers Chatham Borough and Chatham Township in Morris County, NJ. She keeps her California driver's license active and her NFL loyalties flexible. Your Beliefs At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable. This disclosure is not a license for you to inject your beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that your beliefs are on the record will cause you to be ever mindful to write, report and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you ever see evidence that we failed in this mission, please let us know. Politics How would you describe your political beliefs? Highly sound and admirable. Are you registered with a certain party? I'll check and get back to you. Religion How religious would you consider yourself? Moderate.