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: Tacos, anyone? 2 new taquerias coming to Naples area
Published 03/12/2014 at 5 a.m.
Taco times two: A couple of more taquerias are coming soon to the Naples area.
In the Know: Elevation Burger closes its last location in the 239
Published 03/11/2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Elevation Burger in North Naples permanently closed the night of March 1, but another “better burger” place is in the works to open in its place.
In the Know: What's being built on U.S. 41 in Naples across from the mall?
Published 03/10/2014 at 5 a.m.
I have noticed a new building being built at Orchid and 41 across from the mall. It is on the northwest corner of that area. Do you know what it is?
In the Know: When will Davis Blvd. road widening project be completed?
Published 03/09/2014 at 8:10 p.m.
Tim Aten's weekly column, In the Know, answers readers questions this week about the delayed road construction project on Davis Boulevard in East Naples.
Longtime mom-and-pop diner closes in Naples
Published 03/06/2014 at 4:30 p.m.
The end of the day Feb. 28 was the end for Richie's Restaurant, a throwback eatery on Third Street North best known for its Reuben sandwiches, hamburgers and pancakes.
In the Know: What happened to Brian Martin, former chef/owner of EVOO restaurant?
Published 03/05/2014 at 5 a.m.
Whatever happened to Brian Martin, former chef/owner of EVOO restaurant? He was going to open a new restaurant last year and so far we have heard nothing.
In the Know: Is Culver's restaurant still coming to East Naples?
Published 03/04/2014 at 8:10 p.m.
The sign announcing the pending construction of a Culver’s restaurant on U.S. 41 just west of a Collier Boulevard has been removed. Is Culvers’ going to build on that site?
In the Know: What are new green boxes in Vanderbilt Beach Road median?
Updated 03/02/2014 at 8:54 p.m.
Tim Aten's weekly column, In the Know, answers local questions from readers.
In the Know: Continental steakhouse replacing Handsome Harry’s this year
Published 02/26/2014 at 5 a.m.
Continental is the name of the new steakhouse D’Amico & Partners plans to open this fall to replace Handsome Harry’s Third Street Bistro, 1205 Third St. S., in downtown Naples.
In the Know: Martin Fierro, Al Carbon restaurants finally opening within days
Published 02/25/2014 at 8:10 p.m.
Tim Aten's weekly column, In the Know, announces the opening of Martin Fierro and Al Carbon restaurants as well as the latest exclusive news about local restaurants coming and going.
El argentino Martín Fierro y el peruano Al Carbón, dos nuevas opciones en Naples
Published 03/11/2014 at 2:40 p.m.
Martín Fierro, parrilla argentina, y Al Carbón, especializado en Pollo a la Brasa y repostería peruana, abrieron la semana pasada.
In the Know: Tide Dry Cleaners, Starbucks set for former Bo Lings restaurant in Bonita Springs
Updated 02/28/2014 at 7:42 p.m.
Tide Dry Cleaners and Starbucks Coffee will be sharing the Bonita Springs space that Bo Lings Chinese restaurant vacated in early 2007.
SW Florida weather: Another warm, humid day Monday
Published 02/24/2014 at 5:34 a.m.
Afternoon temperatures will continue to run 5 to 7 degrees above average as they climb into the middle 80s on Monday.
U.S. sending $25M in new typhoon aid to Philippines
Published 12/18/2013 at 8:09 a.m.
The United States is providing nearly $25 million in additional humanitarian aid to help the Philippines deal with the enormous devastation and deaths wrought by Typhoon Haiyan last month.
Annual Christmas Boat Parade lights up Naples Bay - PHOTOS
Published 12/15/2013 at 8:30 a.m.
The spirit of Christmas was alive and afloat Saturday night on Naples Bay for the annual lighted Christmas Boat Parade. See photos.
In the Know: Why do Collier Area Transit buses stop on traffic lanes to board?
Published 10/20/2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Passenger-carrying buses are exempt from the state law mandating that no person shall stop or park a vehicle on the paved or main-traveled portion of a highway.
In the Know: Why no right turn on red at I-75 exit?
Published 09/22/2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Q: Can you find out why, after changing the I-75 off ramps onto Bonita Beach Road several months ago, both off ramps will not allow right turns unless a driver has a green signal?
In the Know: What happened to plans for performing arts center on Bayshore Drive?
Published 08/26/2013 at 5:25 a.m.
The arts-driven project will happen on Bayshore Drive, but exactly where and when is not certain.
In the Know: What's up with steel-frame structure at Davis and Collier boulevards?
Published 08/18/2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Have you wondered what's up with the stalled skeleton of a building at Davis and Collier boulevards in East Naples? You're not the only one.
Al tanto: ¿Qué van a construir al lado de CVS en Immokalee Road y Collier Blvd?
Published 06/25/2013 at 1:08 p.m.
¿Hay alguna noticia acerca de una futura construcción de edificios o plazas comerciales en el lote de tierra que se encuentra a lo largo de Immokalee Road frente a Las Vistas en Heritage Bay?
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