Craig Daily Press announces reporter additions

The Craig Daily Press has recently added two new reporters who will cover the education/health care and government beats.

Bridget Manley, 26, began a second stint at the Daily Press on Sunday. She is assigned to covering the Moffat County School District and The Memorial Hospital in Craig, as well as general assignment stories.

Manley, a 2003 Hayden High School graduate, attended Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, earning her bachelor’s degree in English in 2007.

She began her journalism career in 2007 as a general assignment reporter for the Moffat County Morning News. She joined the Craig Daily Press later that year as an education reporter.

Manley then went to work for the Rawlins (Wyo.) Daily Times as a government reporter. She also spent time as the newspaper’s managing editor and assistant editor.

Manley is the daughter of John and Jackie Manley, of Craig. She is married to Daniel Patterson.

“I’m excited to be back in Craig and look forward to getting reacquainted with the community,” she said. “I really enjoy the people in Craig and Moffat County, and I’m excited to cover our local schools and new hospital.”

Joe Moylan, 30, a Steamboat Springs resident, began working at the newspaper July 26 as the government reporter, covering the Craig City Council, Moffat County Commission and other agencies, as well as general assignment stories.

Originally from Chicago, Moylan has lived in the Yampa Valley for two years.

He graduated in 2004 from the University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

He has worked for Inside Washington Publishers, a company in Arlington, Va., covering health care legislation, and for two Chicago suburban weeklies covering high school sports.

His father, Jim Moylan, lives in Steamboat Springs.

“I’m having a ball,” Moylan said. “It’s good being back doing what I love to do — writing and covering news.”

Daily Press Editor Joshua Roberts said the newspaper is pleased with the newsroom additions.

“We’ve been very fortunate to have staffers here at the Daily Press who are not only excellent journalists, but also great people,” Roberts said. “Bridget and Joe are a continuation of that trend.

“We’ve worked with Bridget in the past and we recruited her knowing the skill set and value she brings to our news staff, readers and community.

“Joe is newer to us, but we like what we’ve seen, and we believe, like Bridget, he has a high ceiling in this profession. He’ll continue the newspaper’s long tradition of having first-rate government reporters covering Craig and Moffat County.”

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