GREENVILLE — We’d like to welcome a new reporter to the newsroom.
Curtis Wildfong has been the Greenville beat reporter for one week. He comes to us from The Argus-Press in Owosso, where he has worked for the past two years.
Wildfong is an award-winning reporter, most recently winning first place for investigative reporting in The Associated Press contest and second place for news enterprise reporting in the Michigan Press Association contest.
Wildfong attended Central Michigan University with the intention of becoming a math teacher, but he decided to switch over to journalism during his junior year. He graduated from CMU in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
“I’ve always been on a quest to expand my knowledge, especially in areas I had little exposure to,” he said. “The drive to know more about more was what led me into the field of journalism, where becoming a daily expert on a wide variety of topics is the norm.”
Wildfong has a passion for covering hard news stories that impact all members of the community.
“I enjoy covering the stories that affect the daily lives of people, whether it be a tough decision by government officials or an investigative piece,” he said.
Wildfong, his wife, Sasha, and their 1-year-old daughter Elliana, recently relocated from Owosso to the Sparta area after accepting a job in our newsroom.
“I knew little of Greenville before starting here at The Daily News, but from my short experience so far, it appears to have all the great things a small, Michigan town needs,” he said. “Growing up in Kent City, I’ve grown to love small, tight-knit communities and I am sure Greenville will be a great fit.”
The youngest of four children, Wildfong loves spending time with his nieces and nephews. He’s also a big fan of the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco 49ers.
“Curtis has excellent reporting skills and I believe our readers will appreciate his coverage,” said Daily News Managing Editor Darrin Clark. “As the new Greenville area reporter, he’ll oversee our busiest beat and is sure to be visible in the community.
“The fact he’s a big Tigers fans means he’s fitting in well with our staff as well,” Clark added.