The Herald gets new editor

The Herald has added a new editor, Brad Mosher, to its staff.

Mosher will be taking over sports coverage as well as general news, features and said he is hoping to improve and expand on the local coverage in Hettinger County and Slope County.

Mosher adds experience, working for many years on daily newspapers in southern California and Oregon.

He has worked on daily community newspapers in El Cajon, Paso Robles, Victorville, Ridgecrest, the Antelope Valley in California and in Oregon at La Grande. He has spent four years working at the Tillamook Headlight Herald along the Oregon Coast.

Among the positions he has held have been as the sports editor of the Daily Independent in Ridgecrest for several years. Most recently, he was the sports editor at The Observer in La Grande for three years.

Mosher was a military journalist, serving with the 1st Infantry Division (in Kansas) and with the 56th Field Artillery Brigade (in Germany). He also had work published by the Stars & Stripes – Europe and Soldier Magazine while in the U.S. Army.

A former member of the National Press Photographers Association and current member of the Society of News Design, Mosher will add to the photo capabilities of the staff for news and sports coverage, along with experience in layout and design.

He has received regional recognition for his news and sports photography by the NPPA and made it to the semifinals of the Military Photographer of the Year contest.

While working in La Grande, Mosher had several photographs selected by The Associated Press for national distribution.

He has covered several national stories, including the Brenda Spencer sniping attack at a suburban San Diego school where the then-16-year-old girl killed two adults and wounded eight children with a rifle.

He also has had work published in Runner’s World Magazine, Track & Field News and the San Diego Union-Tribune, among other publications.

He is a graduate of San Diego State University and the Defense Information School’s newspaper editor course.

He has lived in Oregon since 2009.

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