Deana Weinheimer is a Managing Editor, AHL reporter, and podcast host for Field Pass Hockey…
She joined the site in August 2019 as a credentialed reporter covering the Cleveland Monsters. In December 2020, she was promoted to AHL Editor. Along with cohosts Andrew Rinaldi, Jeremy Paul, Michael Liu, and Zack Power, she helped launch The Holy GrAHL podcast in October 2021. Then, in June 2022, Deana was named Field Pass Hockey’s first female Managing Editor. Deana’s been covering hockey since 2016, on both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning beats with Last Word on Sports. and The Hockey Writers. Starting out as a news reporter and DJ for WTNS in Coshocton, OH back in 2000, Deana’s always had a passion for telling stories and reporting news. Her favorite hockey memory is being rinkside for the Calder Cup-clinching game in 2016 when the Lake Erie Monsters’ Oliver Bjorkstrand brought Mr. Calder back home to Cleveland with a thrilling OT tally. In her personal life, Deana lives in Hilliard, OH with her husband Gary, two dogs (Matthew and Jasmine), and two gerbils (Hattie and Jackie). She loves paddle boarding, trivia games, and traveling. Her claim to trivia fame is from a Canadian cruise where she lost a tight contest in the last round because she confused Eva Longoria and Sophia Loren.