New reporter joins Basehor Sentinel
As the new reporter for the Basehor Sentinel, I have a lot to learn about the community.
I’m excited to meet its residents, visit its businesses and enjoy its special events and festivals. I have a lot to learn about the community, and residents have already been a great help in teaching me about the area. One of the reasons I was drawn to work for the Sentinel was the strong line of communication and interaction residents keep with it.
I want to continue that relationship by reminding you that I always love to hear from readers, whether it’s good or bad. I may regret saying that. Please know that my phone is always on. I always answer email, and I’m happy to meet you for a cup of coffee.
I want to be the best news source possible, and to do that I need to hear from you and understand what points of view I’m missing.
For the past two years, I worked as a reporter in rural Miami County, south of Kansas City, and learned the value of community news in small towns. If there’s one lesson I took away, it’s that just because there are fewer people, it doesn’t mean there’s less going on, fewer interesting residents or a lack of important issues that highlight the struggles we face throughout the nation today.
Although I enjoy living in the city, I’ve always enjoyed working in smaller towns, enjoying a different pace, as well as the many friendly faces I get to know. Soon enough, I hope I’ll get to meet you and tell the stories you think are most important in Basehor today.