Schneider joins Times Union in New York as a rapid response reporter

Helen Rose Schneider has joined Times Union as a rapid response reporter. Recently, she was a reporter at the Observer-Dispatch in New York, where she worked for more than three years. Schneider covered local government and events in the towns of Berne, Knox, Westerlo, and Rensselaerville for The Altamont Enterprise and Albany County Post. She […]

Kiessling joins Times Union as arts and entertainment writer

The Albany Times Union has hired Katherine Kiessling as an arts and entertainment writer. She joined from, where she worked as a digital producer ,and recently as a social media director. She worked freelance for Post-Standard, CNY Magazine, Rochester City News and The NewsHouse. Kiessling has a B.A. from Rowan University and a […]

Pantuso joins Times Union as managing editor of Hudson Valley newsroom

The Hudson Valley Times Union has appointed Phillip Pantuso as managing editor. Previously, Pantuso was managing editor at The River, a digital news magazine for the Hudson Valley. His bylines have appeared in the New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Brooklyn Magazine, Pacific Standard, Popular Mechanics,, Paste, Austin Chronicle, and more. He was also […]

Times Union taps Lyons as ME for enterprise and investigations

Veteran journalist Brendan J. Lyons who has covered numerous topics, ranging from police misconduct to ethical misdeeds at the state Capitol, has been appointed the Albany Times Union’s managing editor for enterprise and investigations. Lyons will manage investigative projects across the newsroom while continuing to direct the work of the paper’s Capitol reporters and develop […]

In praise of newspaper carriers: It’s your special day

With Sept. 4 being national newspaper carrier day, it’s time to shine a light on those steadfast unsung heroes across the country who rise in the chilly, pre-dawn hours to deliver papers to doorsteps across the land.  Where would we be without them? The Times Union in Albany, New York, did just that with a […]