Vanguard Hires Two Reporters to Cover School Board, Head Up Court Watch

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Nicholas von Wettberg was hired to report on the DJUSD School Board

Marking the beginning of a new era, the Vanguard this week announces it has hired two reporters – Nicholas von Wettberg and Sarah Abfalter. These mark the first paid reporters for the non-profit online news site that covers Davis and the Yolo County courts.

Sarah Abfalter was hired as a Court Watch Reporter

Nicholas von Wettberg brings eight years of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area ethnic news media, covering issues concerning local and state government extensively, dating back to 2008. He previously served as the sports editor and correspondent reporter for Philippine News and FilAm Star, a Filipino-American publication.

Mr. von Wettberg will be assigned to covering School Board meetings, beginning with tonight’s meeting where the future of the AIM program may be decided.

Sarah Abfalter has been hired to be the Vanguard’s primary court watch reporter. Ms. Abfalter graduated in May from the University of Oregon School of Law where she was executive editor of the Oregon Law Review. She brings a unique combination of a law degree combined with a background in journalism that is a perfect fit for the unique position of court watch reporter.

These two reporters will help bring the Davis Vanguard to the next level in terms of professional news reporting in Davis and Yolo County. They will help expand our coverage and our reach.

As a small and emerging non-profit, we are extremely excited by this new opportunity. So far, we have secured funding to fund these positions for six months.


 

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About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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10 Comments

  1. wdf1

    Congratulations!  I look forward to this.

    Vanguard:  Nicholas von Wettberg brings eight years of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area ethnic news media, covering issues concerning local and state government, is extensive, dating back to 2008.

    Does he have (school-age) kids of his own?

    Vanguard:  Nicholas von Wettberg was hired to report on the DJUSD School Board

    Will he being doing any DJUSD stories that don’t involve the school board or board meetings?

        1. Barack Palin

          Was just curious because we have many advocates in Davis that are pushing for minimum wage pay of at least $15/hour which the Vanguard has written about many times.

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