As of Monday, July 6, the Lake County Examiner has a new managing editor. Danielle Jester has joined the newspaper from the Herald and News in Klamath Falls, where she worked as a staff reporter and interim associate editor.
Jester grew up in Yreka, Calif. and graduated from Yreka High School in 2008. After high school, she attended College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif., where she earned her associate’s degree. During and after college, she spent a combined six years as a caregiver in both northern and southern California. She also worked many temporary jobs over the years, including raking hay on a tractor in Macdoel and helping clean up the lumber mill in Weed following the Boles Fire in 2014.
In February of 2016, Jester began working at the Siskiyou Daily News in Yreka as a reporter and staff writer. Having grown up with a love of writing, she said she was excited to find a job that allowed her to write for a living. She covered a wide variety of topics, from human interest stories, county supervisors’ meetings, city council meetings, community issues and local crime.
At the end of January, Jester left the Siskiyou Daily News to gain some experience working at a newspaper in an area other than her hometown. She spent five months at the Herald and News.
“I’m looking forward to learning more about the communities that make up Lake County and to exploring the local outdoor areas,” Jester said. “I’m also happy to be working for a newspaper that represents rural areas and has served as the newspaper of record for over 100 years.”
G.M. Tillie Flynn said, “I’m very excited to have Danielle join the LCE team. Her knowledge and experience will be a wonderful asset!”
Jester can be reached at the Examiner 541 947-3378.