EDITOR • WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT.
Maggie Cassidy is editor of the Valley News, of West Lebanon, N.H., an award-winning daily newspaper and website serving 46 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire. She joined the Valley News as a news reporter in January 2012 and became the paper’s first web editor in October 2015. She took the helm in December 2018.
Maggie’s wide-ranging reporting career, launched in 2005, has taken her from Fenway Park to one of the country’s smallest post offices; from crime scenes and courtrooms to the skies over Vermont. She can write bright, telling the tale of chicken diapers, or dig deep, unearthing a deleted police report on a bar fight involving an officer.
As web editor, Maggie directed www.vnews.com, including breaking news, narrative video, multimedia and social media. She used a quality-driven approach to double editorial page views in a three-year period. In 2017, she co-launched UV INDEX, a Valley News micro-site geared toward young digital readers.
Maggie has reported in newsrooms large (The Boston Globe) and tiny (The Molokai Dispatch) and spent much of her childhood hanging around her local newspaper in Framingham, Mass., where her dad was an editor.
Maggie lives in White River Junction, Vt., with her husband, plus their cat and rabbit.
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