PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Star-Herald and Bangor Daily News welcomed David DiMinno on Oct. 11 as a full-time general assignment reporter based in Presque Isle.
DiMinno graduated summa cum laude in May from the University of Maine Orono with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a minor in media studies. He worked at the school’s newspaper, The Maine Campus, covering a variety of topics including the student senate during his senior year.
Besides having skills in journalism, DiMinno also is a tennis instructor and has coached peewee soccer.
He will be responsible for covering news and sports in Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield and other towns in The Star-Herald’s area. He replaces Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli, who resigned in June.
“David impressed us with his background and inquisitive nature. He brings a lot of energy to his new role, and is eager to get to know the communities — and the people in them — whose stories he will tell,” said Julie Harris, editor of The Star-Herald.
DiMinno comes to Presque Isle from Brewster, New York, but said he fell in love with Maine during his time in Orono at the university. He is a big fan of cold weather and snow and looks forward to his first winter in Aroostook County.
“I am very excited to be in Presque Isle. Everyone both in the newsroom and the city itself have been so welcoming. I can’t wait to get to know the towns and the people better in the months to come,” DiMinno said.
If you see him around, stop and say hi. He really likes talking with people.