• Herald announces staff changes
    September 23,2013
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    Reporter Neal Goswami has joined the Vermont Press Bureau.
    The Rutland Herald has announced several staff changes.

    Neal Goswami has joined the Vermont Press Bureau as of Sept. 3. Goswami was a reporter for the Bennington Banner for more than seven years, and most recently was that newspaper’s social media editor and senior staff reporter.

    Goswami will join Bureau Chief Pete Hirschfeld in reporting on state government, the Legislature and statewide issues. He will work out of the Barre office of the Herald’s sister newspaper, the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, and report out of the Statehouse during the legislative session. Goswami is a 2003 graduate of the University of Vermont, and covered the Democratic National Convention in 2008 on a joint assignment with the Denver Post.

    The newspaper also announced hires for two reporting positions.

    Bruce Edwards, most recently the business editor for the Rutland Herald, has moved into a general assignment reporting position covering the towns of Brandon, Pittsford and Addison County for the Herald. Edwards has more than 20 years’ experience at the Herald, and previously worked as the news director for local radio stations.

    Darren Marcy has accepted the position of Westside reporter for the Herald, taking on responsibility for western Rutland County, including the towns of Castleton, Fair Haven, Poultney and West Rutland. He officially started his new position Sept. 16. Marcy is a resident of Rutland Town and has been with the Herald for eight years, working in various positions on the copy desk. Prior to his Vermont experience, he worked for 13 years as a reporter and editor at several daily and weekly publications in New Mexico, where he was born. Marcy will also continue as an outdoors columnist for the Herald.

    “With these changes, we’re re-focusing on both local issues and reporting with statewide scope,” said Rob Mitchell, the Herald editor. “Bruce and Darren bring a wealth of experience to the local beats, and Neal brings experience and fresh perspective to the Press Bureau.”
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