Newton Now hires sports editor

By Newton Now Staff

Newton Now is happy to announce the hiring of Michael Mendez as its sports editor.

Mendez comes to Newton Now from the McPherson Sentinel and has nine years experience covering sports starting at the Hesston Record and The Ledger, before working six years on staff at Catch It Kansas where he shot video, photos, wrote game stories and did a little bit of everything else as a web producer.

Mendez most recently spent the last 10 months as the sports editor of the McPherson Sentinel covering teams throughout McPherson County.

Mendez is a Hesston native and lives in Newton.

?I?m very excited to start here,? he said. ?I feel like now I?m finally home back in Harvey County. I?m very excited to start telling peoples stories.?

Mendez graduated from Hesston College and then Wichita State University where he earned his bachelor degree in Communications.

?Mike brings with him a large amount of experience and talent to the company,? Managing Editor Adam Strunk said. ?He?s who we wanted from the get-go to fill this spot and he has presented the work ethic and commitment we look for at Newton Now. The fact that he?s a local guy is also huge plus.?

Mendez will begin April 5.