My name is Whitney Griffiths and I am pleased to be joining the team at The Observer, working as the sports reporter. Along with sports I hope to also be covering community events throughout the year.
I am excited to become actively involved in the events around town, learning all that the local community has to offer.
I grew up in Quesnel, attending several schools in the surrounding area. I first attended Parkland elementary school. I then moved into town to attend Quesnel secondary school and finally moved to Correlieu secondary school, graduating from CSS in 2010.
After graduation I moved to Kamloops to attend Thompson Rivers University (TRU). I completed four years of schooling at TRU.
I spent my first two years in the Bachelor of Arts program and my final years enrolled in the Bachelor of Journalism program.
After several years away it is very nice to be back home.
I decided to pursue a career in journalism because of my passion for writing.
I hope this will be a fun and exciting way to combine my interest in the community, the people and events, as well as my interest in writing.
Though I learned a lot during my time at TRU I believe that there is nothing better than experience.
I have no doubt that working at The Observer will prove to be a valuable experience.
I am excited to be working alongside the other staff at The Observer and with the people in the community to help better my writing and provide interesting articles for you to read.
This is my first job as a journalist and I am happy to be working in an area that I know so well.
Having spent several years living away from Quesnel I am very interested in relearning everything the community has to offer.
I know there is a very active sporting community in Quesnel and I hope to help represent that in an interesting and engaging way. With the help of my predecessor I hope to personally get in contact with all the sports organizations around to provide the best coverage possible.
I enjoy talking to people in the community and hope to get a wide range of views and interesting story ideas from our diverse group readers to keep providing a great paper.
I will gladly accept and even recommend feedback from the readers. The more communication the better my writing can be. Please contact me with story ideas, or general feedback any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.