Mercury News hires Mercader as a reporter

Rachel Heimann Mercader will join Mercury News as a reporter to cover local news in Contra Costa County. Mercader begins in September. Recently, she served a government watchdog and breaking news reporter at the Naples Daily News. She previously contributed to Her Campus,an online women’s magazine at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. Mercader has a […]

Ross to cover education for Naples Daily News in Florida

Nikki Ross will transition to Southwest Florida to cover education for The News-Press and Naples Daily News. Currently, she is a K-12 education, health and COVID-19 reporter at The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Her last day is June 3. Previously, she worked as a news assistant, health and general assignment reporter, then as a health and […]

Hardwig moving to Free-Press South Region team

Greg Hardwig, sports enterprise reporter for the Naples Daily News and the Free-Press will leave after 24-plus years to join the South Region team as a print and digital planner. His new role begins on May 31. His Tweet further reads, “There are so many people to thank, from bosses, colleagues, friends, readers, and readers […]