Courier Journal reporter Kobin departs for Bangor Daily News

William Kobin, a metro government and breaking news reporter at The Courier Journal in Louisville, has left to join the Bangor Daily News, where he will cover Maine politics. Previously, Kobin was a Pulliam journalism fellow at The Indianapolis Star, where he reported for the metro desk. He also interned at The Sacramento Bee. Kobin […]

Courier Journal sports reporter Kirven departs

J.L. Kirven, a sports reporter at the Courier Journal has left. His tweet reads: “It’s always been my dream to cover MMA/Boxing 🥊 and over the next few weeks you’ll start to seeing my byline in various combat sports publications. I’ll share more on that later.” Previously, Kirven was a Pulliam fellow at The Indianapolis […]

Pierre named sports director at Louisville’s Courier Journal

The Courier Journal in Louisville has appointed Natalie Pierre as a sports director. She was a sports editor at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. Previously, Pierre was deputy sports editor for McClatchy Southeast, leading college sports coverage. Over the past 15 years, she covered some of college football’s most successful programs, led basketball […]

Louisville’s Courier Journal picks Krauth for politics team

Olivia Krauth will move to the Courier Journal’s politics team to cover statewide education policy and the politics around it, as well as Kentucky politics in general. Currently, Krauth covers the education beat as an education reporter. Previously, she was an education reporter at Insider Louisville and a multi-platform reporter at TechRepublic. She interned at […]

States Newsroom hires Ladd to cover Kentucky health and policy

Sarah Ladd has joined the States Newsroom as a health reporter. Recently, Ladd was at the Courier Journal, where she interned, served as a news reporter, and recently, was a COVID and health reporter. She was a reporter, opinions editor and served on the editorial board of the Kentucky Kernel, the student paper of the […]

Louisville Courier Journal staff members unionize

New reporters and veteran journalists at the Courier Journal have formed a union, the Courier Journal Guild, which will join the Indianapolis NewsGuild Local 34070. The union demands accountability from its owner Gannett Co. Inc. and wants Gannett to voluntarily recognize the union. A petition has also been filed with the National Labor Relations Board. […]

Courier Journal reporter Costello departs

Darcy Costello, Louisville metro government reporter at The Courier Journal, has left to join The Baltimore Sun in Maryland as a reporter covering cops and courts. Her new role begins Dec. 13. Costello had been with the Courier Journal for over 4 years, joining as a breaking news reporter. Costello has a bachelor’s degree in […]

Courier Journal taps Gannett veteran Irby-Jones as its top editor

The Louisville Courier Journal has appointed Mississippi native and Gannett veteran Mary Irby-Jones as its top editor. Irby-Jones succeeds editor Rick Green and will begin her new role on March 15. Previously, she was a top editor at the Gannet-owned Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American. Irby-Jones says: “The Courier Journal has a long, well-deserved reputation […]

Green named Press Democrat executive editor, Sonoma Media chief content officer

Richard A. Green has been appointed the new executive editor of The Press Democrat and chief content officer of parent company Sonoma Media Investments. Previously, he was editor at The Courier Journal. As executive editor, Green succeeds Cathy Barnett, who retired in December after a 44-year career. Green will also take on a more strategic role […]