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Catie Clark has joined the Idaho Business Review as a staff writer covering development and health care. Catie holds a Ph.D. in geology and had a successful career in that field before moving over to journalism a few years ago. She most recently worked in Eastern Idaho at the Blackfoot Morning News and Bingham County Chronicle. Catie replaces Steve Sinovic, who moved to Tucson, Ariz. to work for Wick Communications.


Trevor Fay joins CBS 2 from Sinclair sister station KRCR in Redding. Departing staffers include Lauren Clark, who is now a reporter at Sinclair station KSNV in Las Vegas; and Alexis Goree, who is now a reporter at Sinclair station KSNV in Las Vegas.


Madelyn Beck joined Boise State Public Radio as the Regional Reporter for the Mountain West News Bureau, the five-state collaboration based here. Beck is no stranger to these collaborations, having reported for Inside Energy, Harvest Public Media and Illinois Newsroom. She is also a former reporter for the Idaho Mountain Express. Amanda Peacher, who previously held the position, has moved with her family to San Diego, where she is freelancing.

Troy Oppie has become the local host of NPR’s Weekend Edition, after George Prentice left the Saturday post to host Morning Edition on weekdays.


Ryan Blake is the new state government and reporter. He replaces Gretel Kauffman, who left in the spring for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City. Blake graduated in May from Washington State University, where he wrote for the school paper and interned at Northwest Public Broadcasting on campus. He also interned for The Spokesman-Review as an Olympia correspondent, covering the 2019 Washington state legislative session.

Kauffman covered crime and courts as well as politics. Also departing the Times-News last spring was Julie Wootton-Greener, who covered education for the paper for nearly eight years. She moved to Las Vegas with her husband, who is a pilot based there.

Other new staffers since spring include sports reporter Ben Jones, who graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and worked as a sports clerk at the Lincoln Star Journal for two years; and Julie Ferraro, who joins the Times-News from Dalhart, Texas, where she had a long career as a community journalist, and also worked as a correctional officer. Ferraro is covering crime and courts.

Reporter Colin Tiernan covers agribusiness and environmental issues; he came from the Douglas Budget in Douglas, Wyo. Reporter Megan Taros covers Latino issues in the Magic Valley, along with local governments in Jerome, Lincoln and Gooding counties. Taros joins the Times-News through the Report for America program; she graduated from Columbia University last spring with a master’s of science in journalism.