Journal sports staff welcomes two new members - Albuquerque Journal

Journal sports staff welcomes two new members

Even as journalists were coming and journalists were leaving around us, our Journal sports staff had remained static for more than four years.

Sean Reider

Then a couple of months ago, we lost two of our own — longtime copy editor Bob Christ to retirement and assistant sports editor Steve Virgen to an opportunity in California — over a span of three weeks.

So, in turn we’ve happily added some new faces, Sean Reider and Spencer Butler, and we’d like to make the introductions.

Reider is our new reporter on the beats of college football, primarily the University of New Mexico (as you’ll see elsewhere in this section), golf, and others to come.

His previous bylines include The Detroit News, The Daily Telegram and The State News. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, he attended Frankenmuth High School and Michigan State University, where he majored in journalism with a concentration in writing and editing.

“In addition to being an excellent newspaper, the Journal has a tradition of strong, insightful sports

Spencer Butler

writing,” Reider, 22, said. “I’m honored to help continue those efforts and especially thrilled to learn more about Albuquerque and New Mexico as a whole in the coming months.”

Butler, 23, is an Albuquerque product who attended Sandia Prep and the University of New Mexico. He is manning the copy desk and is the point of first contact when many of you call us with information or questions. He also helped out with our advance New Mexico Bowl coverage last month.

“As a resident of Albuquerque for my entire life, I always looked forward to reading the Journal every morning to read up on the prior day’s events,” Butler said. “Now I have the ability to make sure that you get to see all of the interesting things that happen in the world of sports.”

Indeed. They look forward to engaging our readers, and we look forward to even more of the fresh perspective and great energy they already have brought to our coverage.

Home » From the newspaper » Journal sports staff welcomes two new members

Insert Question Legislature form in Legis only stories




Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

ABQjournal can get you answers in all pages

 

Questions about the Legislature?
Albuquerque Journal can get you answers
Email addresses are used solely for verification and to speed the verification process for repeat questioners.
1
Lobo basketball signee Toppin expected to make UNM fans ...
ABQnews Seeker
Jadyn 'J.T.' Toppin has enjoyed a ... Jadyn 'J.T.' Toppin has enjoyed a strong senior season in Texas and can't wait to get to UNM and join the Lobos.
2
Quick turnaround forces quick reset by Lobo basketball women
College
Tip your collective cap and move ... Tip your collective cap and move on.That's the only reasonable approach the New Mexico ...
3
Griego-Ortega, Torres look to keep momentum on Saturday pro ...
Boxing/MMA
Albuquerque boxers Matt "Diamond Boy" Griego-Ortega ... Albuquerque boxers Matt "Diamond Boy" Griego-Ortega and Josh "Pitbull" Torres have earned the popula ...
4
Prep football: Cleveland High assistants Cage, Crow leave ...
Featured Sports
To hear LeDarrius Cage tell it, ... To hear LeDarrius Cage tell it, one of the important assists in him becoming the new head football c ...
5
Sports Speak Up! Fans worried about Lobo men's basketball, ...
Featured Sports
THERE WAS ZERO intensity by the ... THERE WAS ZERO intensity by the UNM basketball players and coaches for the Utah State fiasco. Oh well, it was fun for a while ...
6
UNLV has its way offensively, blows out New Mexico ...
Featured Sports
The University of New Mexico women's ... The University of New Mexico women's basketball team managed to weather one major storm Thursday night. A second one proved too much to handle. ...
7
Prep basketball: Volcano Vista seals deal this time, tops ...
Boys' Basketball
Volcano Vista made sure to close ... Volcano Vista made sure to close it out this time. Class 5A's top-ranked boys basketball team, with the wound of an unexpected second-half collapse ...
8
They said what? Here are five things the Lobos ...
ABQnews Seeker
Five key quotes from the UNM ... Five key quotes from the UNM Lobos after their road loss at Utah State on Wednesday night in Logan, Utah.
9
Gonzales nets five additions for UNM football
College
On Wednesday, New Mexico football announced ... On Wednesday, New Mexico football announced five additions to its 2023 signing class as part of nati ...