TOWER – A new Cook-Orr editor began reporting for the Timberjay this week. Crystal Dey is taking the helm for the newspaper’s coverage in the area with the departure of Marcus White, who is …
TOWER – A new Cook-Orr editor began reporting for the Timberjay this week. Crystal Dey is taking the helm for the newspaper’s coverage in the area with the departure of Marcus White, who is leaving the paper to teach and study at the University of Iowa.
Dey, a Hibbing native, has worked at newspapers across the country including The Tampa Tribune in Florida and the West Hartford News in Hartford, Connecticut. Closer to home, she reported for the Echo Press in Alexandria, the Bemidji Pioneer, and the Hibbing Daily Tribune.
While at the Pioneer, Dey worked to expand the newspaper’s coverage of tribal relations in both Leech Lake and Red Lake. Her work earned awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association for reporting on breaking news and social issues.
“We’re excited to have Crystal on board and are looking forward to adding her skills to our already-experienced lineup of reporters and editors,” said Timberjay Publisher Marshall Helmberger.
While Dey is from Hibbing, she has family ties in the Cook and Orr area.
“I come from a family of loggers and my father lived in Cook as a kid,” she said. “I am looking forward to getting involved in the community and meeting my readers.”
In addition to reporting local news, Dey will also be covering North Woods Grizzlies sports along with the St. Louis County School District in Virginia. She will also be keeping tabs on the Timberjay’s website and Facebook page.