Natalie Kohnert-Gross will report on the city of Carlsbad and Carlsbad Municipal Schools, while Taryn Walker is covering crime and courts.
Kohnert-Gross, a Virginia native, is a recent graduate of Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wis., where she majored in English. Her previous work experience includes writing for the Virginia-based Tidewater Hispanic News and some magazine editing. Kohnert-Gross recently married Josiah Gross and loves reading and organizing in her spare time.
Walker comes to Carlsbad from Dallas with a photography background, having worked for the Dallas Observer as a freelance photographer. She attended the University of North Texas, where she majored in journalism. Walker also worked briefly for a twice-weekly newspaper in Torrington, Wyo. She enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities.
Gibson, who joined the Current-Argus in July, replaces Richard Briggs as the newspaper's sports editor. Briggs left last month for a sports writer position at a newspaper in Utah.
"This is an exciting time for the Current-Argus," said managing editor Brandon Bowers. "In the short time they've been here, Taryn, Natalie and Ben have already become important pieces of our small newsroom.
They'll help us make good on our promises to increase the quality and quantity of news that appears in the Current-Argus, and all three have demonstrated online skills that will help make the website shine."
Kohnert-Gross can be contacted at email@example.com or (575) 628-5530. Walker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (575) 628-5511. Gibson can be contacted at email@example.com or (575) 628-5518.