New sports reporter on board for the Craig Daily Press

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Nathan Waggenspack

There’s a new face in the newsroom at the Craig Daily Press.

Nathan Waggenspack, 22, began Thursday as the newspaper’s sports reporter, responsible for covering Moffat County School District athletics and local sports, clubs and community events.

Waggenspack graduated in 2011 from the University of Dayton in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has worked as a news reporter for the Dayton Daily News.

The Kettering, Ohio, native said he’s excited to work in Moffat County.

“I’m looking forward to working with sports again and also with high school kids,” he said. “The enthusiasm and passion they have for their sports makes my job a lot more enjoyable.”

Daily Press Editor Joshua Roberts said Waggenspack was the clear choice for the position, which generated interest from candidates around the country.

"We had 16 months with a great sports reporter in Josh Gordon, and while we were happy he was able to move on to the next phase in his career, we were sad to see him go," Roberts said. "Nathan, we think, brings a lot of the same qualities Josh did. He's a big sports fan, eager to get out and cover local athletes, and he's a guy who just needs a chance to show what he can do.

"We have high hopes for Nathan, and we think people will enjoy his work and working with him."

Away from the office, Waggenspack enjoys running and biking. He is an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, New York Mets and University of Dayton men’s basketball team.

He said he plans on exploring the outdoor recreation opportunities offered in the Yampa Valley.

“There are a lot more exciting opportunities outdoors here than there were in Ohio,” he said. “A state park in Ohio is like a below-average park here, so I’m looking forward to enjoying those places, especially Dinosaur National Monument.”

Waggenspack can be reached at 875-1795 or nwaggenspack@craigdailypress.com.

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