Joel Engelhardt

Joel Engelhardt is an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor based in Palm Beach Gardens. He spent more than 40 years in the newspaper business, including 28 years at The Palm Beach Post. As a reporter, he covered countywide growth, the 2000 election and the birth of Cityplace in West Palm Beach. As an editor, he oversaw probes into the opioid scourge, private prisons, police-involved shootings and more. For seven years, he worked on the paper’s editorial board, interviewing candidates for local office and writing editorials and a weekly column. Joel left The Post in December 2020. He volunteers on the board of NAMI Palm Beach County, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the board of the Palm Beach Gardens Historical Society. He and his wife, Donna, have lived together in Palm Beach Gardens since 1992.