Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville, North Carolina, has hired Felicia Sonmez to cover growth and development.
Erin Adams of Blue Ridge Public Radio writes, “Sonmez worked as a print journalist for more than a dozen years, most recently as a national political reporter for The Washington Post. From 2013 to 2018, she was based in Beijing, where she worked as a China correspondent for the international wire service Agence France-Presse and as an editor for The Wall Street Journal. She also spent a year in advanced Chinese language study as a Blakemore Fellow at Tsinghua University.
“‘I am thrilled to be joining the team at Blue Ridge Public Radio and can’t wait to get to work reporting on the issues that matter to Western North Carolinians,’ Sonmez said. ‘At a time when the role of local news organizations is more important than ever, BPR has made clear its unwavering commitment to high-quality, independent journalism that serves and reflects its community. I’m honored to be part of that vital work.'”
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