The Oregonian adds 7 staffers, some in leadership roles

December 1, 2014

Oregonian Media Group has recently added seven journalists to its editorial team, writes Mark Katches, vice president of content at Oregonian Media Group.

The hires come after a broad reconsideration of The Oregonian’s newsroom organization that included rethinking beat coverage and the creation of a data reporting team.

Four of the hires are effective today. Among them are Michelle Nicolosi, who is now director of digital operations at The Oregonian and OregonLive, and Benjamin Sherman, who is now director of sports and multimedia at The Oregonian and OregonLive.

Here’s the full list of hires and their approximate start dates, from Katches:

Starts today
Michelle Nicolosi is now the director of digital operations at The Oregonian and OregonLive. She was the managing editor of the Los Angeles Register.

Effective today
Benjamin Sherman has been named director of sports and multimedia at The Oregonian and OregonLive. He previously served as director of digital operations.

Started in late October
Fedor Zarkhin is now a data reporter at The Oregonian and OregonLive. He was a reporter at the Palm Beach Post

Starts today
Carli Brousseau is now a data reporter at The Oregonian and OregonLive. She previously worked at the Arizona Daily Star

Starts today
Tony Hernandez now covers Multnomah County government for The Oregonian and OregonLive. He previously worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Started last week
Kristyna Wentz-Graff is now a photographer at The Oregonian and OregonLive. She previously worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Starts Dec. 8
Jessica Greif is now a broadcast reporter at The Oregonian and OregonLive. She previously was the weekend anchor at KEZI 9 News in Eugene.