Richmond Suburban Newspapers Welcomes New Members to Local News Team

Introducing Payton Kifus and Evan Kastetter, the Newest Additions to Richmond Suburban Newspapers

Richmond Suburban Newspapers (RSN) is proud to announce the addition of two talented journalists to their local news team. Payton Kifus and Evan Kastetter have recently joined RSN, bringing their passion for storytelling and dedication to community journalism. With their unique backgrounds and fresh perspectives, Kifus and Kastetter are poised to make a significant impact on the coverage of Hanover, Powhatan, Goochland, and surrounding areas.

Payton Kifus: Immersed in the Local Communities
Payton Kifus, a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, has quickly immersed herself in the communities she covers. Hailing from Haymarket, Virginia, Kifus has been primarily focused on RSN’s Hanover publication, The Mechanicsville-Ashland Local. Since joining RSN in September, she has attended numerous local events, engaging with residents and receiving valuable feedback on what they want to see in their hometown papers. Kifus’s enthusiasm and willingness to connect with the people and places that define these communities have already made a positive impact.

Evan Kastetter: Bringing Local Sports to Life
Evan Kastetter, a sports writer with a passion for storytelling, is determined to bring local sports to life through his coverage. A graduate of Virginia Wesleyan University, Kastetter has interned with Old Dominion University’s Athletic Communications department and the Richmond Kickers, honing his skills in sports journalism. Born and raised in Midlothian, Virginia, Kastetter understands the importance of local sports in the community. His dedication to his craft and willingness to take on new challenges have made him an invaluable addition to the RSN team.


The addition of Payton Kifus and Evan Kastetter to the Richmond Suburban Newspapers team marks an exciting chapter in the organization’s commitment to delivering high-quality local news. Kifus’s passion for community journalism and Kastetter’s expertise in sports coverage will undoubtedly enrich the coverage of Hanover, Powhatan, Goochland, and surrounding areas. As RSN continues to evolve and adapt to the changing media landscape, these talented journalists will play a crucial role in telling the stories that matter most to our communities.