Profiles of PCH Blog Writers

The writers of our PCH Blog work year ’round to provide you with the latest updates on winning opportunities, plus relevant information and entertaining stories about PCH, our winners and life as a PCHer.  From newcomers to seasoned veterans, with experience in a variety of departments, they share news as it happens, a behind the scenes view and historical perspective to keep you involved and in touch.  We invite your feedback, so let us know your thoughts, reactions and questions about PCH.  Although many people write stories for the PCH Blog from time to time, here’s your chance to get to know our most regular contributors.


Amanda C. Amanda C.

February 26, 2007: it’s a day I’ll always remember because it was my first day at Publishers Clearing House. I started “fresh out of college” as a Junior Copywriter. Back then I couldn’t imagine that someday I’d become Creative Director, part of a team responsible for creating, from scratch, the exciting Sweepstakes packages that come to your mailbox and the emails that come to your inbox. While I wear many hats at PCH, my personal favorite has always been my role as Editor-in-Chief of the PCHBlog. I LOVE hearing directly from you, the fans, and your comments inspire so much of what I do. Thank you for being the best fans EVER – please, keep those comments coming!

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Email address: acandan@pch.com

Danielle_Lam Danielle Lam

I began my PCH career in 2008 and currently hold the position of Senior Manager of Promotion Development. Here, I work with a group of highly knowledgeable and passionate PCH employees to create the sweepstakes contests you love to enter and hope to win! Along with office responsibilities tied to this position, I am lucky enough to be a member of the Prize Patrol Elite team! I remember watching the famous winning moment PCH commercials growing up, but never did I imagine that I would be the “Prize Patrol girl" knocking the door of PCH winners carrying flowers, balloons and that BIG Check! I have awarded MILLIONS in prizes and the thrill of hand delivering life-changing “Big Checks” continues to be an honor.

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Email address: dlam@pch.com

Dave Sayer Dave Sayer

After many years as one of those “Mad Men” with New York ad agencies, I joined Publishers Clearing House in 1981 as Director of Advertising. Initially I got to know our sweepstakes winners when they were brought to our Port Washington, NY headquarters to collect their prizes. Then, in 1988, Todd Sloane and I started the Prize Patrol, delivering Big Checks in-person to winners’ homes and video-taping their surprise and excitement for our TV commercials. Along the way I was interviewed on countless TV and radio talk shows, spreading the word on the absolute reality of our televised “winning moments.” Now, after more than a thousand winner visits -- awarding over $300 million in prizes, I am less active in PCH’s day-to-day business but still travel from coast to coast as Prize Patrol Ambassador. I never tire of knocking on doors and “knocking the socks off” lucky PCH fans; it's a thrill every single time. When not on PCH duty I'm involved in various community and church activities, play the piano, play bridge, bike, exercise, and walk our two dogs.

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Email address: sweepsman@aol.com

Deborah Holland Deborah Holland

I've been a PCHer for over 30 years and that's given me the opportunity to work in many different departments and learn our business from the ground up. Today I'm in charge of Creative, Communications, the PCH Contest and Consumer Affairs. I love thinking of new ideas for prizes and promotions and I enjoy working with the talented colleagues who inspire me daily. I'm thrilled to be involved with blogging and social media not only because they give me a chance to share my passion for our company and the people behind the scenes here, but also because I can hear what's on your mind and share your thoughts with other PCHers! When I'm away from the office, I take an active role in my community by fundraising for my local library, participating in our school district's Teacher Center Policy Board, supporting our residents' environmental beautification organization and singing in my church choir. My hobbies are running, working out and playing the flute. I'm also developing a fondness for hiking and rock scrambling and look forward to active excursions with my husband and family. My favorite TV shows are Star Trek and CSI. My philosophy in life is to try to make the world a better place.

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Email address: dholland@pch.com

Elaina R. Elaina R.

It’s been an honor to be a part of PCH for nearly ten years. As a Head Copywriter, I enjoy connecting with our amazing fans on the PCHBlog. One of the most important topics I tackle here is protecting yourself from PCH scams. I also love sharing more in-depth explanations of our PCH sweepstakes and recognizing some of our lucky instant winners at PCHSearch&Win. When I’m not writing for the PCHBlog, I’m working with a great team to make the email communications you receive from us at PCH more exciting every day!

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Email address: eromano@pch.com

PCH Staff Frank Alb

I joined PCH in 2008 as an Online Marketing Coordinator. When I started at PCH, I was working on PCHgames, PCHlotto and some of our other online properties. Today I manage the social media efforts here at Publishers Clearing House which include our Facebook fan page, twitter feed, youtube channel, and the PCHblog. What I find most exciting about my job is that I get to talk to real PCH fans each and every day via these social tools. In the process, I learn a ton about what makes our customers happy while collecting feedback on how we can do our jobs better. So far that feedback has been used to create new sweepstakes campaigns, improve our microsites and think about new ways to engage with our fans. On a personal note, I love to ride my bike, go camping and visit my extended family in Argentina whenever possible. Some of my favorite TV shows are Lost, V, 24 and Man vs. Wild. My ultimate dream would be to one day own a vegetable and chicken farm.

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Email address: socialmedia@pch.com

Laura At PCH Laura At PCH

I work at Publishers Clearing House and I love it! Besides helping make people’s dreams come true at PCH, I enjoy reading (Jane Austen is my favorite author), going to the beach, and traveling (my favorite foreign cities are London and Munich). I like meeting new people so feel free to leave comments!

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Email address: lderr@pch.com

Laurel U. Laurel U.

I'm your go-to gal with the can-do attitude, and I just love being a PCHer! Everything here is fun -- from writing descriptions about our hottest products, to coming up with new ways to introduce our Giveaways and all those fun PCHlotto cards -- being a PCHer really is amazing. I can't believe that I've been writing here since 2008! And writing blogs is one of my favorite things to do, because I get to know you better through your kind words and comments. I look forward to them every time I post! So please, keep 'em coming -- and I'll keep bringing you Insider Tips, Digit Diva quizzes and more PCH updates!

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Email address: lugenti@pch.com

PCH Staff PCH Staff

We have multiple PCH employees contribute to the blog from time to time. Instead of making new profiles for each new writer, we created this umbrella profile. The writers who do not have profiles will always sign the post with their names.

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Email address: facebook@pch.com

Victoria At PCH Victoria At PCH

I love to work and am grateful for my terrific job with Publishers Clearing House! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my cat and my ferrets, reading, and singing. Since I’m passionate about animals and their well being, I have worked to help homeless animals and families who no longer have the means to support their pets. I look forward to an ever brighter future each day!

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Email address: sshepherd@pch.com

PCH Customer Service PCH Customer Service

The PCH customer service team is here to help!

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Email address: sdangelo@pch.com

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  1. awesome,
    Enjoyed reading the history of each you with pch,, what a exciting job to have to be able to help people.
    Maybe one of these days I will have the honor to be a winner.
    Traci