So says editor Jeff Gauger when introducing Travis Fain –most recently of the Winston-Salem Journal—as its new government reporter:
Fain, 36, will be based in Greensboro. He’ll cover state and local government with a focus on breaking news and explaining the actions of government, including where multiple governments are involved. His goal is to make reports that are highly relevant to Greensboro, High Point, Guilford County and the Triad. He’ll also play a lead role in our November election coverage. And he will blog through a still-to-be-named blog.
Fain will work with our two other full-time government reporters, Amanda Lehmert, who focuses on Greensboro city government, and Joe Killian, who covers Guilford County government. Our goal is to knit the three into a team, each member with separate responsibilities and each also collaborating with the others in ensuring that we provide timely, unique, hold-them-accountable coverage of local and state government.
We’ll see what happens, but somehow I’m skeptical.
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