New sports editor starts at QVPR
Readers may notice there’s a new byline in the Quincy Valley Post-Register.
The newspaper’s new sports editor, Steve Kadel, started this week.
Kadel is an award-winning, veteran journalist who has covered local government and schools, police, sports, agriculture and a variety of other beats for both weekly and daily newspapers. An avid outdoorsman, Kadel also spent a year as an outdoor writer.
He most recently was a news and sports reporter at the Cashmere Valley Record in Cashmere and The Reflector in Battle Ground.
“Steve is a great fit for the Quincy Valley,” editor Jill FitzSimmons said. “He has a passion for community journalism that was evident in his interview. I’m confident he will connect with the community, which is important to our readers.”
Kadel will cover not only local sports but also the Quincy School District. He will split his time between sports and news writing.
“With Steve’s writing talents, I think our readers will see more variety in the newspaper and, eventually, more in-depth pieces,” FitzSimmons said. “I’m excited to welcome him to our team here at the Post-Register.”
On Monday, Kadel jumped into the beginning of the winter sports season in Quincy.
“I’m excited about getting to know people in the Quincy Valley and telling their stories as a member of the Post-Register,” he said. “Whether it’s sports or news, I can already see there is a lot going on in our local communities. It will be fun to chronicle life in the valley, where we’re fortunate to work and play.”
Kadel replaces Kurtis J. Wood, who was with the newspaper 20 years. Wood took a substitute teaching position with Quincy High School.
“The community will be happy to know that Kurtis isn’t leaving Quincy,” FitzSimmons said. “Kurtis will continue to work with the local young people but in a different capacity.”