Greg Nesteroff has been named the new editor of the Nelson Star while Bill Metcalfe will join the newspaper as a full-time reporter.
Nesteroff will replace Kevin Mills, who has been editor since October 2013.
Nesteroff, 37, was born in Nelson and grew up in South Slocan. He has been a news reporter in West Kootenay since 1998, first as a broadcaster with BKRadio and Mountain FM (now Juice FM) and KBS (now EZ Rock). He joined the Star in August 2010.
“I’m excited about this new challenge,” he said. “As a native Kootenaian, I consider it an honour.”
Metcalfe is also an experienced West Kootenay journalist, whose freelance work has appeared in Kootenay Mountain Culture, The Tyee, The Vancouver Sun, CBC Radio, and ARTiculate.
He was programming manager at Kootenay Co-op Radio and produced and co-hosted its public affairs show, Nelson Before Nine. He also worked for the Nelson Daily News and KBS radio, and has covered Nelson city council for the last several years.
In addition, he is manager of Allison Girvan’s Corazón youth choir.
Metcalfe has lived in Nelson since 1994 and raised three children here.
“I’m really looking forward to reporting full time in Nelson, digging into the endless variety of people, issues, activities, innovations and surprises in my favourite town,” he said.
Both appointments are effective February 15.