How do you catch the attention of the newsroom at the Statesman Journal? Learn the best ways to pitch stories to these journalists, find out what they’re looking for, and how to get your story in by attending our Meet the Media Panel!
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- Executive Editor Cherrill Crosby
- News Content Strategist Bruce Hammond
- News Columnist Capi Lynn
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Cherrill Crosby has been the executive editor of the Statesman Journal and statesmanjournal.com since November 2016. She has a B.S. from the University of Idaho and started her journalism career at United Press International in Salt Lake City. She moved six floors down to the Salt Lake Tribune as a general assignment then state capitol, education and healthcare reporter before moving into editing as the Business Editor then executive news editor overseeing projects and sports.
Cherrill and her family then moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where she was an assistant managing editor overseeing news, features, business, and visuals. Her next position was as managing editor of the Idaho Statesman in her hometown, Boise.
In 2006, the family packed up again and headed to Phoenix where Cherrill lead several departments including projects and enterprise, data reporting, and watchdog and investigations.
Bruce Hammond joined the Statesman Journal staff in June 2017 as the news content strategist He started his journalism career after graduating from Oregon State University and completing a graduate fellowship at the University of Denver. He first worked as a reporter at the Corvallis Gazette Times. From there he held reporter and editor positions at papers in Twin Falls and Lewiston, Idaho. He went to work for The Oregonian in Portland about 20 years ago, serving at various times as business editor, politics editor, senior editor for local news, and senior editor for enterprise and investigative journalism.
Capi Lynn has been on staff at the Statesman Journal for nearly 30 years. She graduated from the University of Oregon, where she was sports editor of the Oregon Daily Emerald and worked part-time for the Eugene Register-Guard. But her first real job out of college was as a sports reporter at the Statesman Journal.
She worked in the sports department for the first half of her career, including six seasons covering the Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA. She switched to the news side in 2002, when the Statesman created a new position for her as a features and projects reporter. Five years later, the paper launched her column “Forward This,” which continues today. She writes about a wide range of topics, from local history to the homeless crisis.