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: New restaurant to welcome hobnobbing in downtown Naples
Published 12/03/2013 at 8 p.m.
Crews are working to transform prime space in downtown Naples into HobNob Kitchen & Bar, targeted to open this month on Fifth Avenue South.
In the Know: Is second Kohl's store coming to Naples area?
Published 12/01/2013 at 8 p.m.
Local rumors are growing that Kohl's is planning to open a second department store in Collier County.
In the Know: Impact fees keep Golden Corral out of Collier County
Published 11/26/2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Hankering for Golden Corral's endless buffet? You'll have to drive to Lee County.
In the Know: Are dragonflies used to control mosquitoes in Collier County?
Published 11/25/2013 at 5:15 a.m.
Q: We were told that dragonflies are purposely dropped by helicopter to control dmosquitoes. Was wondering if this was a joke or an actual practice?
In the Know: Cafe Luna makes move into old Boston's
Published 11/20/2013 at 5 a.m.
The old Boston’s has officially been “lunatized.” On Nov. 14, Cafe Luna opened its second area location in Sugden Park Plaza off U.S. 41 East. Read this and more local restaurant news.
In the Know: What is name of trees that bloom each autumn along Livingston Road?
Published 11/11/2013 at 5 a.m.
Tim Aten's weekly Q&A column answers a reader's question about the identity of a showy tree used for median landscaping on Livingston Road in North Naples.
In the Know: What's deal with water flowing into canal along Immokalee Road?
Published 11/10/2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Tim Aten's weekly Q&A column answers a reader's question about a unique water feature along the Cocohatchee Canal off Immokalee Road.
In the Know: New Nana's extends hours for dinner, adds full bar
Published 11/06/2013 at 5 a.m.
Nana’s has more than a new location and name. It has extended its day into the evening hours.
In the Know: New global fusion dining concept coming to Naples
Published 11/06/2013 at 5 a.m.
Blending a variety of international cuisines to form an upscale restaurant concept, Fuse is set to debut this month in Naples.
In the Know: Any new info on Outback coming to East Naples?
Published 11/05/2013 at 10:30 p.m.
Tim Aten's weekly column, In the Know, features local restautants coming and going.
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?
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.
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