Treasure Valley market


Adam Balinski, who comes from BYU, is a new weekend reporter. New morning reporter  Eric Avanier arrived from North Carolina.   Michael Calcagno left to return to family in Portland.


Marie McGlynn-Peach is the new General Manager. Former general manager Bob Rosenthal is now director of  sales for Citadel.

Idaho Falls/ Pocatello Market


Diana Nguyen, a new reporter, arrived from   San Jose. Logan McDougall was promoted to reporter.

Twin Falls Market


New Chief Meteorologist Brian Neudorff arrived from WROC. Former chief meteorologist Adam Colpack left to explore other options. Weekend anchor/weekday reporter Rachael Griffoni left for WINK in Fort Meyers, Fla.



Mi-Ai Parrish, publisher of the Idaho Statesman since the paper joined the McClatchy Co. in 2006, was hired as the publisher of the Kansas City Star, one the company’s largest papers with a Sunday circulation of nearly 300,000. Tim Woodward, longtime Statesman columnist, retired after 40 years at the paper. He’s working on a book of his best Idaho stories and columns.

Margaret McKenzie joined the Statesman copy desk. She has worked for the Palm Beach Post and the Daily Business Review in Miami, Fla. Audrey Dutton joined the business team at the Idaho Statesman, writing for both the daily paper and Business Insider, the Statesman’s new business weekly. The Twin Falls High School graduate was most recently at the Bond Buyer in Washington, D.C.


Kimberlee Kruesi, a recent journalism graduate who hails from Lebanon, Ore., is the new environmental reporter.  She replaces health and environment reporter Laura Lundquist, who in March took a reporting job at the Ravalli Republic, a fellow Lee newspaper in Hamilton, Mont.

Assistant City Editor Nate Poppino has been promoted to night editor. He will manage the copy desk, in addition to his current duties as a front-line editor for the city desk report. News Editor David Burgess has accepted a copy editor job in Lynchburg, Va. Nate will assume many of his former duties.

Sports editor Mike Christensen took a job in the advertising department; the paper is currently interviewing prospective sports editor candidates.

The bad news: Business Editor Blair Koch and features reporter Ariel Hansen were laid off on June 13. The paper said, “Their contributions will be sorely missed.”


New reporter Cody Bloomsburg will cover the Nez Perce Tribe and serve as a roving reporter for the Tribune. A Lewiston native, Bloomsburg received his bachelor’s degree from Lewis-Clark State College and completed his master’s degree in journalism at the University of Montana this spring.
Robert Monteith has joined the Tribune news desk after spending the last two years as a desk editor at the Laramie Boomerang in Laramie, Wyo. He’s a 2007 graduate of Humboldt State University.