Our Team

Senior Editor – Kyle Joudry

I’m a Canadian Vikings writer & editor. Follow me on Twitter @VikingsGazette

Managing Editor – Dustin Baker

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

Senior Writer – AJ Mansour

AJ Mansour is the digital content director for KFAN & iHeartMedia in the Twin Cities, the self-appointed king of initials as well as one of our Vikings Insiders.

Senior Writer – Janik Eckardt

Janik Eckardt is a German sports nerd, who likes numbers and stats. He chose the Vikings to be his favorite team, despite Christian Ponder being the quarterback at the time. Soccer has been his first love. Classic rock is his music genre of choice and he loves sitcoms.

Senior Writer – Jeff Diamond

Jeff Diamond is a former Vikings GM, former Tennessee Titans President and was selected NFL Executive of the Year after the Vikings’ 15-1 season in 1998. He now works for the NFL agent group IFA based in Minneapolis and does other sports consulting and media work along with college/corporate speaking. Follow him and direct message him on Twitter– @jeffdiamondnfl

Senior Writer – Joe Oberle

Joe Oberle has been a professional writer since 1983 (40 years) and in addition to writing and editing numerous publishing companies and publications has authored three books and has two more in the works). I have been the managing editor of Minnesota Golfer magazine for 23 years and cover the Vikings for purplePTSD and vikingsterritory–specifically as host of the Vikings Territory Breakdown podcast.

Senior Writer – Josh Frey

Graduate of The College of Idaho, Class of 2020. Senior writer at VikingsTerritory.com and Managing editor at PurplePTSD, with a fascination for the NFL Draft. To find more of his sports takes, Vikings or otherwise, follow him on Twitter: @Freyed_Chicken

Senior Writer – Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that’s a lifelong Vikings fan that’s still, somehow, an optimist. Had a beer once with Pat and Kevin Williams. My focus is on the salary cap and roster management. Vikings optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find him on the golf course during summer and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

Contributor – Adam New

Proud UK Viking. Family Man. Writing is my passion. Away from football an advocate for autism acceptance.

Contributor – Ali Siddiqui

Following the Purple and Gold since 1996. Proud husband and father. Loves to occasionally watch some 90s tv show reruns.

Contributor – Ted Schwerzler

Working in the business world by day, blogging has given Ted an outlet to share analysis and passion surrounding his favorite sports teams. Writing at Twins Daily and Vikings Territory, longform creativity has been an important outlet. A lifelong athlete and sports fan, continuing to stay close to the game will always remain a passion.