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Posted on May 10, 2016

New sports editor at Post-Register

Staff report
Sebastian Moraga has joined the Quincy Valley Post-Register as its new sports editor and education and features reporter.
Moraga, 37, is a native of Chile and a 13-year resident of Central Washington. After graduating from Washington State University in December of 2002, he started his professional career as the city reporter at Moses Lake’s Columbia Basin Herald. With the exception of a three-year stint as the education and sports reporter at Snoqualmie’s SnoValley Star, he has spent his entire career east of the Cascades.
Moraga comes to Quincy after working a year as the dual editor of the Lake Chelan Mirror and Quad City Herald in Chelan and Brewster, respectively. He also worked for five years (2007-2010 and 2013-2015) at the Cashmere Valley Record, where he dealt with many public figures, including the then-manager of the city’s Chamber of Commerce, Jill FitzSimmons.

Sebastian Moraga, sports editor QVPR

Sebastian Moraga, sports editor QVPR

“I have been on both sides of a story with Sebastian,” said FitzSimmons, editor of the Post-Register. “So I am confident in saying that he is not only a great addition to our team but also the Quincy community. Sebastian has a passion for community journalism, and we look forward to him sharing his experience to help our newspaper continue to grow.”
“Being back in Grant County is such a neat surprise,” Moraga said. “I started out covering this area, and to be able to see all the progress that Quincy has made in the last decade and a half is really gratifying.”
Moraga is married and lives in Cashmere with his wife and their two children, Cristian (5) and Gabriela (11 months), and promises a total and absolute commitment to spending as much time as possible in Quincy’s shiny new public library.
“I think the best times I have had in my career have been covering sports and schools,” Moraga said. “To be given the chance to cover exactly that, and 50 minutes away from my house instead of three hours, it really feels like a lucky break.”

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