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 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 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 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

Debbie Debbie K.

I am a Copywriter in the PCH Creative Department, where I help to write PCH’s Bulletins — promoting PCH’s terrific products as well as the world-famous PCH Sweepstakes. I first worked at PCH in the 1990s, and then came back here in 2013 because I loved it so much. Here on the PCHblog, I write the #Winner Wednesday posts, as well as other blog posts where I have the pleasure of contacting our smaller prize winners. I also read through the blog comments every week to see what’s up with our fans, who always give me inspiration and new ideas for my blog posts!

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Email address: dkupperberg@pch.com

Dillon Dillon S.

I’ve been a proud PCHer since 2014! I have gained tons of knowledge in my position as a Promotion Development Analyst, where I help create and leverage our sweepstakes promotions! I have a background in writing and editing, so being a part of the PCH Blog team just feels like home to me. I enjoy writing content about things like new promotions and prize events so you, the reader, can get inside scoop regarding what’s next at PCH! Being a PCH employee is such a fulfilling job as a whole – but my favorite part, you ask? – When I get to travel around the country awarding millions and change lives for the better! When I’m not in work mode, you can find me listening to music, keeping up with pop culture and fashion, trying new restaurants, hosting parties, and playing with my pup!

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Email address: dstone@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

Jane Jane M.

My love of the written word has kept me gainfully employed my entire adult career, and I feel blessed to now work with such a talented and fun group of writers on the blog staff here at PCH! You may know me (and hopefully felt inspired by) my Motivational Monday blogs. I couldn’t do it without you – I’ve actually gotten my own inspiration from some of your comments on the blog, so keep them coming! I’m also part of the product promotion end of things here at PCH and love to write about the exciting lineup of merchandise we offer both online and through the mail. Of course I love to read in my spare time and I’m also a big fan and longtime listener of the blues – both live concerts and in my car!

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Email address: jmathews@pch.com

Joe Joe W.

I began working at PCH in 2014, shortly after graduating college where I studied journalism. As a copywriter, I’ve been able to work on many unique and enticing projects, such as many of our daily email lists and of course blogging! As a blogger, my favorite thing to do is to help all you fans understand that winning is real — and show you how you could win, too! Outside of PCH I’m an avid reader and love getting lost inside a good book.

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Email address: jweitemeyer@pch.com

Laura 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 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

Marybeth Marybeth H.

Why am I smiling? Because I’m so lucky – working at Publishers Clearing House for over 20 years! I’ve seen LOTS of wonderful people become PCH winners over the years, and you know what? I still choke up when I watch our “winning moment” videos – thinking that maybe, just maybe, something I’ve written got the winner to enter and become so happy. What gets me smiling outside of PCH? Sampling the pleasures of nearby New York City: the plays, museums, parks, concerts, food and the best people-watching anywhere. You’ve got to come visit! And here’s my personal “golden rule”: try to leave every place you go a bit better than when you’d found it. Like winners’ homes when our Prize Patrol delivers those “Big Checks”!

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Email address: mbhenry@pch.com

Matt Matt K.

I’ve been a PCHer for nearly ten years, working in both the Contest and Creative departments. I love learning about Publishers Clearing House history and creating content for both our sweepstakes and merchandise. I’m known for my interviews with recent winners, “Throwback Thursday” articles and movie recommendations for PCHSearch&Win.

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Email address: mkelly@pch.com

Nicole Nicole M.

Hey there, PCH fans! I began my fun-filled career as a PCHer in 2014. As a writer for the PCHBlog, I enjoy telling incredible fans, like you, about ALL of our awesome PCH content! When I’m not copywriting at PCH, you can find me watching a cool movie, trying new recipes, or hanging out at a coffee shop!

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Email address: nmatarese@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

Russell Russell S.

I began my career with PCH in 2014 as a senior copywriter with the Interactive Development/Entertainment Group, and joined the blog team a few months later. I’m your go-to guy for PCHgames, so many of my blogs focus on tips & tricks to winning, new game releases, and just about anything that helps you haul in tons of tokens! At PCH, I work on many different parts of the business and I enjoy seeing how both the people and projects build the PCH presence you see online everyday. Outside the office, I’m an avid cyclist and regularly ride to work during the summer months.

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Email address: rsimon@pch.com

Tina Tina P.

I’ve been a copywriter for the online creative department since December 2014. I write for various PCH properties including Lotto, the various blogs and our main path, PCH.com, where I am lucky enough to help people’s dreams come true by creating exciting, millionaire-making sweepstakes packages. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that I’m contributing to such an amazing cause, and I feel proud and fortunate to be part of such a talented team. A dedicated animal welfare enthusiast, I devote my life to living cruelty-free, and my favorite pastime is spending endless hours with my glorious Chow-Akita-mix rescue dog, Autumn.

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Email address: tpellicone@pch.com

Victoria 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

Victoria Victoria P.

On a hot summer day in 2012 I started my journey here at Publishers Clearing House as an Online Product Copywriter. Prior to PCH, I worked as a journalist and was eager to see where this new position would take me. Once I was brought on to the PCH blog team, I could immediately tell it was going to be a perfect fit! If you can’t already tell from my blogs, I love to cook and I am also very artistic. I truly enjoy sharing all my fun monthly recipes and creative search topics and look forward to continuing writing the blogs you’ve all come to love.

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Email address: vparis@pch.com

PCH Customer Service PCH Customer Service

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Email address: sdangelo@pch.com

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  1. Yes I want to win with all my heart and soul u just don’t know I have worked hard and been through so very much in life I deserve this and my grown children and my parents who r deaf and mute my mother is in kidney machine my father cancer me my health also and my daughter who needs one surgery she was born cleft lip and palate she is 21 yrs.old now and beautiful I need a home and I’d donate money for cancer patients and domestic violence women I would help I have so much more in my heart 💓 dear God please be with us all love always Susan I’d also be able to put some beautiful flowers on my son’s grave he was my 4th baby that I lost when he was 9 please hear my heart I could do so much and help my community also just so much set my future up and my children and grandchildren love Susan .

  2. These profiles all sound good, but there is still alot of unanswered questions if PCH is being HONEST people.. How I will answer that one very easy and conveniently HONEST to how Daily Token Leaders is , I’ve been playing daily of everything on PCH and never once gotten say 240k as most usually its under 200k.. Go on and tell me I’m wrong and your right PCH and then I will say your trying to blow smoke up my shirt tail, as no way these games can give daily of 300k plus in Tokens without it being rigged system of cheating.. I’m not your everyday avg person and know good and well that something isn’t honest here, well anyway that $20 dollar prize money must have been a fluke for me to actually win, and no I didn’t take a pic of me holding it up.. Well nearly 6 months I’ve been playing daily and haven’t missed anything on PCH as I know only a percentage of tokens go into the leader count daily and I could get 100 million and still not Win daily, so you tell me if your being true.. Again im staying until June 30th. Then after I’ve not Won anything larger then that $20 im quitting and say bye to PCH forever..

    1. Hi Steven. That is a great question! The best way to earn tokens on PCH.com is to play all of the games and enter all of the sweepstakes on PCH.com on your desktop. Also, don’t forget to check out PCH.com on mobile! Here are just some of the ways that you have a chance to score a lot of tokens:

      1) Token Vault
      After playing the featured area on PCH.com, be sure to play Token Vault! This game provides users with the opportunity to score many tokens instantly! Token Vault unlocks twice daily after playing all of the cards on the Scratch Offs tab and all of the games on the Instant Win tab.

      2) Winner Videos
      At PCH.com we have a Winners Tab that highlights our most recent winners. We even feature videos of our SuperPrize winners here. Every time you watch these winner videos, you are awarded tokens! Come back once a day to watch your favorite magical moments and score some tokens for yourself!

      3) Sweepstakes Entries
      Besides entering our sweepstakes for your chance to win big, you can also earn tokens! Every time you enter one of our many sweepstakes, you are also awarded a token bonus just for entering.

      For some more token earning tips, please read our informative blog.

      With all of these exciting and rewarding ways to play on PCH.com, anyone can become the day’s top token scorer!

      Please note: The Daily Token Leaderboard winner changes daily, and the top token scorers might not earn the same amounts each day.

  3. Hello everyone PCH Staff,
    I enjoyed reading all your Profiles… It’s Great to read who does what & your Pastimes… You all are so Lucky to Have such a wonderful Job! It Must be So Gratifying & Fun to come into work every day.Just would like to say Thank~You for Giving People & Myself a chance to win Money in your Sweepstakes/Contests you all make it so Fun & Enjoyable to Enter!!!
    To everyone out there Don’t Give up! Just Keep on Entering… I do every day. Praying that maybe I will be the one this time for the #8800 That’s all you can Do,Plus have a little fun Playing all the wonderful Games, that gives you even more of a chance of winning other Prizes… I think Publisher’s Clearing House is one of the most Reputable Company’s out there.. and Giving Back In a Very Huge way so Thank~You again.

  4. Hey there ,PCH Family and Friends , I sure hope and pray that you will make the decision to pick me and stop my way. I think your company does a great job at selling stuff at very reasonable prices. And if something isn’t right with the product they work with you to fix it or give you your money back. Your staff is very respectful and that’s why shop there if I see something I like. Good job guys !!!……
    Sincerely yours, Jonathan Walker, Griffith IN