Friday, October 31, 2014

Mountain Express adds 2 to newsroom

Newspaper hires new arts editor and new copy editor


By EXPRESS STAFF

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Yanna Lantz

    The Idaho Mountain Express has added two new staff members to its newsroom, bringing to 10 the number of staff dedicated to covering news, arts, events and sports in the greater Wood River Valley.
    Editor Greg Foley has hired Ketchum resident Yanna Lantz to be the newspaper’s arts editor and Carey-area resident Jennifer Smith to serve as copy editor.
    Lantz has a bachelor’s degree in acting from Ithaca College in New York, from which she graduated magna cum laude. She studied classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She has worked as a theater director, assistant director and stage manager for dramatic productions in Boston and the Wood River Valley. She worked as an actress last year in Los Angeles before relocating to Blaine County.

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Jennifer Smith

    Smith graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, in Tempe, Ariz. She worked in public relations and communications in the Phoenix area before relocating to Idaho earlier this year.
    Lantz, Smith and other members of the Express newsroom can be reached at 726-8060, or by email at news@mtexpress.com.




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