Sword replaces Francke as reporter
Staff changes The University of Idaho graduate will cover business, arts and leisure, city ?government beats as well as general news
Having arrived in Oregon just three months ago, new reporter Katy Sword said she is eager to start her career working for The Newberg Graphic.
Newberg reminds me of Moscow, Idaho, which was like a second home to me, so I think Ill fit right in, she said.
Sword, 22, graduated from the University of Idaho in May 2013 with degrees in journalism and psychology. She served as news editor for the UI newspaper, The Argonaut, before making the trek to Portland.
Sword said she is constantly asked why she chose Oregon instead of staying in Idaho where she grew up.
I was fortunate enough to intern at Willamette Week last summer and I fell in love with the city, she said. Idaho was my first home and Im excited to make Oregon my second.
As reporter, Sword is responsible for the business, arts and leisure and city government beats on the paper. She is replacing Tyler Francke who left the paper in August.
Were excited to have Katy on board, said Managing Editor Gary Allen. She is enthusiastic and has the skills needed to build on Tylers legacy of first-class journalism here at the Graphic.
Working in journalism is something I always knew I wanted to do, she said. I remember the first time I was published it was a special Harry Potter insert for the release of the first movie where local kids were able to submit stories I kept at least 20 copies of it. Since then I just kept coming back to this profession. Writing and telling peoples stories is who I am.