VTDigger names Freese deputy managing editor and Williams senior editor
VTDigger has promoted Alicia Freese and Natalie Williams to key newsroom management positions, editor-in-chief Paul Heintz introduced Thursday.
Freese has been named deputy managing editor. In that function, she’s going to work intently with managing editor Maggie Cassidy to run Vermont’s largest newsroom on a day-to-day foundation. Williams will function a senior editor, overseeing VTDigger’s visible, multimedia, podcasting and public engagement operations. She joins a crew of senior editors that additionally consists of Jim Welch, Tom Kearney and Diane Derby.
Freese isn’t any stranger to VTDigger. She joined the fledgling nonprofit in 2012 as considered one of its first workers, reporting on state authorities and politics. Freese spent the subsequent 5 years overlaying Burlington after which state authorities for Seven Days, earlier than taking a break from journalism to show English in Mexico. She returned to VTDiggerin April 2022 and has spent many of the previous yr as interim senior editor, overlaying for Welch whereas he serves as interim govt director.
Williams joined VTDigger as news editor in March 2021 and became its digital editor a yr later. The College of Vermont graduate beforehand served as digital editor after which visuals coordinator for the Bangor Each day Information in Maine and held different reporting and enhancing positions in California.