Exciting news at your hometown newspaper

For years, you’ve trusted the Valley News to be your No. 1 source for fair and accurate coverage of news and community happenings in your hometown. In an effort to continue that, we are excited to announce we are expanding our staff.

First, we welcome Tracy Kinne as managing editor. Kinne is no stranger to Oswego County or journalism. As a lifelong resident of the county, she has dedicated the last two decades to covering news at local papers like The Post-Standard, Watertown Daily Times, Oswego County Weeklies and more.

Kinne has a long history of solid reporting, editing and a track record of leading coverage with a keen eye for news and journalistic integrity.

Ashley M. Casey will be joining the reporting team as an assistant editor. Casey is a graduate of Le Moyne College and has been writing for Today’s CNY Woman magazine and Finger Lakes Vacationer, also published by the Scotsman Media Group. Her fresh approach to coverage will be a welcome addition to the Valley News.

Debbie Groom will be an investigative reporter covering a variety of issues including Oswego County government. Groom certainly knows her way around a newsroom and has been both an editor and reporter at papers such as The Post-Standard, Utica Observer-Dispatch and the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.

As an award-winning journalist, skilled in social media and research, Groom will give an assured voice to the community. Rich Westover has been promoted to associate publisher of sales for the Scotsman Media Group, which includes the Valley News. This promotion allows Westover to take a lead role in guiding the company’s sales team for all publications.

Finally, Cammi Clark will drive the direction of the publications as associate publisher. As an award-winning journalist, formerly at The Post-Standard, Clark led the creation of Today’s CNY Woman magazine. While she will continue in her lead role with the magazine, her company role has expanded to include leading editorial for the Valley News as well.

We are excited about the upcoming opportunities that the staff changes will provide in our efforts to continue to stand strong as your hometown newspaper!

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