Portland Press Herald in Maine hires Benninghoff to cover city hall

Grace Benninghoff will join The Portland Press Herald in Maine to cover city hall. She wrote on Twitter: “Excited to explore a new corner of the northeast and tell stories for a great publication.” Benninghoff has been with Texas Monthly since the beginning of the year, where she works as a reproductive health contributing writer. […]

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram seeks a business reporter

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram seeks an outstanding journalist to cover energy/utilities and other business news. The top candidate for this position will have a distinguished record of using public documents, data and compelling interviews to break news, reveal truths, hold the powerful accountable and help readers understand complex issues. We are an ambitious […]

Brower, owner of Maine’s six dailies, may sell holdings

The following excerpt was sent out from www.pressherald.com: The owner of five of Maine’s six daily newspapers, including the Sun Journal, Portland Press Herald and dozens of weekly publications from York to Hancock County, announced in a memo to employees Thursday he’s exploring selling his media holdings. Reade Brower, 66, explained that at his age […]

Russell moves to news desk at Maine’s Press Herald

Eric Russell, a reporter covering arts and culture for the Portland Press Herald in Maine, has moved back to the news desk as a general assignment reporter focused on enterprise and narrative. Russell joined the Press Herald in May 2012. Before that, he was a reporter at the Bangor Daily News, where he worked for […]

McCann swaps the Post-Gazette for the Press Herald

Alex McCann will join the Portland Press Herald as a copy and digital editor. Recently, he was a morning digital news editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. McCann joined the Post-Gazette in June 2019 as a multiplatform news editing intern. He joined the staff full time in August 2019 as an associate copy editor and page […]

Kesich, editorial page editor of Maine’s Portland Press Herald, is retiring

The following excerpt was sent out: Greg Kesich is retiring as the editorial page editor of the Portland Press Herald after more than a decade in the role. Siobhán Brett will take over as opinion editor starting Monday. Kesich started at the paper in 1994 as a news assistant and became a reporter in 1998. […]