About TIM ATEN
As a Naples Daily News columnist, Tim Aten answers readers' questions in his weekly column, "In the Know," and he is a member of the early morning breaking news team on naplesnews.com.
See a complete archive of "In the Know" at naplesnews.com/intheknow.
Tim was news editor of the Naples Daily News for nearly 10 years and anchored the newspaper's daily news podcasts for two years before leading NDN's online team as multimedia news editor. He also had a daily video interview segment on the former Studio 55 morning news show and can be heard on a variety of voice-over projects.
He and his wife, Peggy, left behind Midwestern winters more than 20 years ago to relocate to the Sunshine State. They initially lived in the Florida Keys, where Tim worked as managing editor of the daily Key West Citizen and a weekly, The Reporter, in the Upper Keys.
Previously, Tim was city editor for daily newspapers in Ashtabula and Chardon, Ohio, while serving as lead reporter covering the area's nuclear power plant. Not counting his three-year stint as cartoonist for his high school paper, Tim began his newspaper career as the county government reporter for the former Lake County Telegraph in Painesville, Ohio.
But Tim was bitten by the radio bug first, beginning his broadcast journalism career in 1985 as a reporter and morning news anchor on WQLS in Painesville, and later a local cable television channel. He previously was a disc jockey for WQLS, WCDN, WKNT, college station WKSR, a college nightclub and numerous social events in northeastern Ohio.
Tim earned a bachelor's degree in telecommunications (radio and TV broadcasting) from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, where he co-wrote and co-directed a campus TV comedy show called "To Be Announced."
- Breaking news team member, "In the Know" columnist
10/01/2010 - current
- Grassroots News Editor
01/01/2010 - 10/01/2010
- Managing Editor of Optimization
01/01/2009 - 01/01/2010
- Multimedia News Editor
01/01/2007 - 01/01/2009
- News Editor
02/14/1998 - 01/01/2007
In the Know: 3 restaurants close along Vanderbilt Beach Road in North Naples
Published 05/22/2013 at 5 a.m.
Q: I hope that you can find info on the recent closure of Bond Lounge, The Basin and Margaritas in North Naples. Are they permanently closed?
In the Know: Scallywags restaurant closed for regrouping; Le Macaron opens in Mercato
Published 05/21/2013 at 10:30 p.m.
Q: Is Scallywags going to try and find a better location to go with the menu? When is the local restaurant reopening?
In the Know: Wise Guys Supper and Comedy Club closes a month after opening
Published 05/19/2013 at 9:30 p.m.
A comedy and supper club closes after less than a month. What happened?
In the Know: What happened to Peruzzi Pizza at intersection of Santa Barbara and Radio?
Published 05/15/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
What happened to Peruzzi Pizza at the intersection of Santa Barbara and Radio Road? And, Little Caesars makes a bold pizza-pizza move in Golden Gate.
In the Know: When is Chuck E. Cheese’s opening in Naples?
Published 05/14/2013 at 9 p.m.
Does anyone know when Chuck E. Cheese is opening in Naples? Here's the latest on the local family entertainment venue.
In the Know: How can we get Target to East and South Naples?
Published 05/13/2013 at 5 a.m.
Q: How can we get Target to East and South Naples? Find out the local prospects for the store chain.
In the Know: What is going into remodeled building on Golden Gate Parkway?
Published 05/12/2013 at 9:30 p.m.
Several readers have questions about a building that's been renovated in front of Quality Inn on Golden Gate Parkway. Tim Aten has the answer.
In the Know: Joey D’s Italian Restaurant expanding again; Bonjour opens
Published 05/08/2013 at 5:15 a.m.
Joey D’s is expanding again in the Naples area.
In the Know: Starbucks plans exclusive move in North Naples
Published 05/08/2013 at 5 a.m.
North Naples soon will be able to boast the only Southwest Florida location of a special Starbucks store.
In the Know: When will Radio Road median landscaping project be finished?
Published 05/06/2013 at 5 a.m.
Is there a completion date for the Radio Road landscaping project?
Original restaurant in Waterside Shops closes after 22 years in Naples
Updated 03/26/2013 at 3:18 p.m.
The last area location for Silver Spoon Cafe closed Sunday in the open-air mall in Naples.
In the Know: Why do we elect commissioners for mosquito control?
Published 11/05/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: Why do we elect commissioners for mosquito control? It seems like a straightforward function that doesn't need to be politicized.
Para todos los gustos: Más de 25 nuevos restaurantes en Naples esta temporada
Published 10/15/2012 at 11:50 a.m.
Más de 25 nuevos restaurantes locales abrirán antes del fin de 2012 en Naples. Ya sea para una cena elegante o para tomar un bocado rápido, son muchas las opciones...
Something different: Dairy Queen move leaves Naples landmark in limbo
Published 08/24/2012 at 7 p.m.
Naples' historic Dairy Queen, its red-peaked roof a downtown landmark for more than 50 years, is closing next week to make way for a new DQ Grill & Chill opening about three blocks north on U.S. 41.
In the Know: When do U.S. Marshals get involved in local cases?
Published 08/20/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: I am curious as to how the U.S. Marshals get involved in local murder cases.
In the Know: Where does the Alico Road bridge to nowhere go?
Published 08/06/2012 at 5 a.m.
Q: I notice that a massive bridge is being build over Alico Road down by U.S. 41. Where is it supposed to go? How much does it cost and who is paying for it?
Work begins in North Naples for new 122-home neighborhood in Olde Cypress
Published 07/27/2012 at 5 a.m.
Stock Development is clearing 64 acres of land for a new 122-home neighborhood, the 10th and last in the Olde Cypress development in North Naples.
Naples competition center of deep dispute in Chicago pizza lawsuit
Published 07/13/2012 at 5 a.m.
Competition for hot, deep-dish pizza is getting hotter and deeper than ever imagined for the owners of one Naples restaurant.
Sunday's solar eclipse a non-event in Southwest Florida
Published 05/19/2012 at 5:30 a.m.
Its a non-event for the eastern coast of the U.S., said Brian Risley of the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society. Theres nothing we will see. The sun will set here before the eclipse.
Let's Talk Food: Easter celebrated with variety of foods
Published 04/04/2012 at 10:30 a.m.
The Easter season is the most revered and sacred time of the year for Christians throughout the world. At no other time is food regarded with such respect, and it is during this time that food becomes symbolic of the ...
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