EXCLUSIVE: Hall hired to run Nelson Star
Bob Hall, former managing editor of the Nelson Daily News, has been hired by the company that shut down the paper he worked at for 15 years.
News In The Koots reached Hall on Monday, July 26 as he was putting together his first issue of the Nelson Star. The Star was a weekly paper started by Black Press in 2008. Starting this week, the Nelson Star will be a twice-weekly paper with an edition on Wednesday and another on Friday.
Hall said the shift to the Nelson Star happened quickly.
“It all came together last week,” Hall told News In The Koots.
This marks the latest in a major shakeup of the media in Nelson. In the beginning of July Glacier Media sold the Nelson Daily News, along with several other Kootenay papers, to Black Press.
Just a few days later Black Press announced they would close the Nelson Daily News.
Hall says he will have two reporters working for him. Andrea Klassen will continue reporting at the Star and the paper is looking for a second reporter.
The Nelson Star will go into its new printing schedule starting this week with an issue on Wednesday, July 28 and another on Friday, July 30.