Holly Bowen moves from Whitman County reporter to the news copy desk and editorial board. She replaces Elizabeth Rudd, who moved to the Lewiston Tribune. Lindsey Treffry, a 2013 graduate of the University of Idaho, is the new 360 reporter replacing Alan Solan, who resigned to write freelance.

Meredith Metsker, a 2013 graduate of the University of Idaho, moved to full time and is covering Washington education. Bill McKee, a 2013 graduate of Washington State University, is the new Whitman County reporter. Anthony Kuipers, a 2013 graduate of the University of Idaho, is the new Idaho education reporter.

In mid-April, the whole news and ad staff moved to new quarters on part of the second floor of the former Moscow Federal Building, 220 E. Fifth St., Suite 218, Moscow, after some 70 years in their own vast building on Jackson Street, which was sold for nearly a million dollars and is being redeveloped for a new local Careerbuilder subsidiary.


Sandra Lee has retired after 41 years as a reporter, covering nearly every beat, with her last being the city of Lewiston and Nez Perce County.

A new hire is Elizabeth Rudd, reporter, covering Latah County, Moscow and the University of Idaho. She formerly worked at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.


County reporter Alecia Warren has departed for a position with a public relations firm in Las Vegas. Also departing from the staff is chief photographer Jerome Pollos, who left to launch a full-time freelance career.

Other departures include former city editor Bill Buley, who is now editor of The Garden Island on Kauai; and sports copy editor Charles Norell, who earned his MBA from Gonzaga and is now a regional manager for Walmart.

New reporters are George Kingson, who has worked in Kalispell, Mont., Reno and elsewhere; and Devin Heilman, a former Press intern. Also new to the staff is Cary Rosenbaum, a recent EWU journalism grad, who replaced Charles Norell on the sports copy desk.

Shawn Gust has been promoted to chief photographer; his former post has been filled by Gabe Green, a former Press intern.


Andrew Crisp has joined The Blue Review as a graduate fellow after his reporting stint at Boise Weekly. He will cover cities and city planning for while attending Boise State’s Community and Regional Planning program.

Krista Bustamante will also serve as a fellow at The Blue Review for the summer and fall of 2013, covering immigration and helping prepare the winter print issue on migration and the West. Krista, originally from Sugar City, recently graduated from Utah State University.

Blue Review editor Nathaniel Hoffman recently published his first book, Amor and Exile: True Stories of Love Across America’s Borders. A grant from the Idaho Press Club helped cover some travel expenses to complete the book


The new BSU sports reporter at the Press-Tribune is B.J. Rains, a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism who most recently worked for, covering the Cardinals — and even followed them all the way to the World Series in 2011 — and the St. Louis Blues hockey team. He also covered college football in college, has written for Associated Press as a KU sports correspondent and hosted sports radio talk shows.

Kelcie Moseley is the new night reporter. Kelcie graduated from Timberline High School and the University of Idaho. She was editor in chief at the Argonaut, the university’s student paper, and also worked at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and Lewiston Tribune.


Billie Stanton has joined the Times-News as managing editor. Her resume includes years as Opinion Page Editor of the Tuscon Citizen and Sunday Editor at The Denver Post.

Brian Smith joins the staff as Enterprise Reporter. He moved to Idaho from Alaska.  Night Editor Robert Monteith leaves the Times-News for the Fargo (N.D.) Forum; Matthew Vann was promoted to Copy Desk Chief.


Two new reporters have joined the Idaho Falls Post Register. Cody McDevitt started at the company June 17. He comes to Idaho Falls from his native Pittsburgh, where he served an internship with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  McDevitt has a journalism degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s in journalism from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, while there he was involved with the Innocence Institute. He also previously served an internship with Rolling Stone Magazine in New York City.

Kirsten Johnson started at the Post Register on July 1. She is a June graduate of the University of Washington’s journalism program. She is a former reporter and co-news editor for the UW’s daily newspaper and served internships with the Seattle Times, the Puget Sound Business Journal and KING 5 TV.


The new editorial page editor is Robert Ehlert, who arrives from Sacramento, Calif. Katie Terhune, a recent TCU grad, is the new morning breaking news reporter. John Sowell, arriving from Roseburg, Ore., is the new public safety enterprise reporter.

New photographer Kyle Green came from Roanoke, Va., and new web technology specialist Libby Bagley hails from Meridian.

Photographer Chris Butler left the  end of April to become the new web editor at


Liz Buckingham, owner and publisher of Family Magazine & Media, Inc. announced the retirement of the publication after 20 years in the Treasure Valley.


Boise Weekly staff writer Andrew Crisp left the paper in June to accept a fellowship at Boise State University. Crisp will be studying public planning while working on his master’s degree. He will continue writing on a freelance basis for both Boise Weekly and the Blue Review.

Josh Gross, who headed up social media efforts and covered arts and entertainment at the paper, also left in June. Gross will write for the paper on a freelance basis while continuing to work on his own books and music.

Boise Weekly Advertising Director Lisa Ware left the paper at the end of June to pursue other opportunities while account executive Brad Hoyt was promoted to her former position. Advertising account executive Zach Ritchie also left BW for a new position in Boise.

Boise Weekly Editor-in-Chief Zach Hagadone completed his relocation to Boise, and is now at the paper full-time.



Ido Walker, morning weather has left the station.   Kylie Bearse, morning anchor went to KTVX in  Salt Lake City.   Jacob Copp moved to be a producer in Wichita, Kansas and Taylor Alward, weekend sports anchor/reporter, went back to school to become a teacher.

Tyler Berg, reporter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has joined the staff.  Erin Fry is a new producer from Safford, Arizona and Chris Renkel a new weekend sports anchor/ reporter coming from Ohio.


Briana Carr, formerly with Fox Sports, has joined KTVB as a digital media producer. Celina Kituku is interning for the summer.  She will be a senior at Seattle Pacific in the fall