Journalist Sarah Jacobsen has joined KBOI/KYUU, from sister station KLEW in Lewiston. 


Kara McMurray was hired as a newsroom assistant at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on Sept. 3. She previously worked as a reporter/photographer/editor at the Whitman County Gazette in Colfax, Wash. She is a 2014 graduate of the Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University and is studying online for a master’s in communication management from USC-Annenberg.

Taylor Nadauld has left the Pullman/Whitman County beat to take over the higher education beat for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Shanon Quinn has resigned as higher education reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and is now working in construction and pursuing personal writing projects.


Real-time news editor Holly Anderson left the Statesman to work at St. Luke’s. News reporter Kris Rodine left to work for the state Department of Education. Sports copy editor Ryan Horlen left for a job at the Spokesman Review.

In internal moves, John Sowell is now the Workplace/Economy reporter for the Statesman. Chadd Cripe was promoted to Sports Editor in July; and Michael Katz is now a reporter on the real-time news team.


Liz Patterson joined the Idaho Business Review as web editor in mid-September. She develops the online reach of the newspaper through social media and the IBR website. Patterson earned a degree in communications North Idaho College while working for a local marketing firm. She is now pursuing a bachelor’s in psychology at Boise State University. In her free time, she volunteers for the Idaho Humane Society and is involved in advocacy related Boise State student organizations.


Longtime North Idaho reporter, editorial writer and blogger D.F. Oliveria retired in August, also retiring his “Huckleberries Online” blog, which has become a popular community forum. Oliveria capped at 47-year newspaper career, including 33 years with The Spokesman-Review. In his honor, Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer officially proclaimed Aug. 17 “DFO Day In CdA.”

Greg Lee, who covered prep sports for the S-R for 32 years, retired in September. Lee said he plans to do some part-time work for the newspaper after his retirement. He and Oliveria were among 10 S-R staffers who took advantage of a buyout offer from the paper.