The new city government and business reporter at the Gazette-Times is a familiar face and byline to G-T readers.
We’re delighted to bring Candice Ruud back to the G-T newsroom. Candice served with distinction as an intern here a couple of summ
ers ago and has since excelled
at internships at The Oregonian and Newsday on Long Island.
She came to Corvallis originally to study at Oregon State University, so she knows Corvallis and the university — both important advantages for a reporter covering these beats.
Candice replaces Nancy Raskauskas, who left the G-T to work at OSU, creating social media for the University Housing and Dining Services division.
We’ll miss Nancy. But we’re thrilled to have Candice back in the newsroom, and I think she’s taking over the beat at an especially interesting time — and not just because she starts at about the same time as the new city manager, Jim Patterson. But, judging by our editorial board conversation with Patterson on Thursday, he’s going to add some juice to what already is a juicy beat.
(Check out Candice’s story in Friday’s paper for more about that conversation.)