Jerry Budrick, former editor of the Amador Ledger Dispatch, has been appointed editor of the Calaveras Enterprise.
Budrick, 72, replaces Dana Nichols, who retired last week from the editor’s post he held for two years.
“We’re going to miss Dana,” said Enterprise Publisher Bruce Kyse. “His newspaper experience, exceptional reporting skills and knowledge of the county served the Enterprise readers very well during a tumultuous time in the county.”
During his tenure as editor, Nichols wrote stories and directed news coverage of the Butte Fire, controversy over commercial cultivation of marijuana and a heated local election cycle.
Kyse said Budrick, who assumed editing duties Monday,x brings years of reporting and editing experience to the job. “He’s also very familiar with the issues facing foothill counties,” he added.
Budrick, a resident of Amador County for 30 years, joined the Ledger Dispatch as a reporter in 2008. He was appointed editor of the paper in 2011. In a column in today’s opinion section, Budrick said he is looking forward to learning about and covering the wide range of issues and decisions in the county’s immediate future.
“I count myself fortunate to have been invited to work with the experienced and resourceful employees of the Enterprise, many of whom have been here for years,” Budrick said. “The seasoned desks in the multilevel building at 15 Main St. in San Andreas hold keys to the past, present and future of a noble county, well worth exploring. Let’s find Calaveras together.”
Contact Budrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.