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New reporter joins The Free Press staff

The Free Press welcomes new reporter Sarah Kucharski. - N. Obre
The Free Press welcomes new reporter Sarah Kucharski.
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By Sarah Kucharski

With cunning wit, bright eyes and a sharp sense of humour at my disposal, I’m an excited, fresh reporter ready to jump into everything Fernie has to offer.

Through fashion internships, creating my own blog and writing for a large audience in the metropolis of Vancouver—the Vancouver Sun and Vancity Buzz gave me my first taste at seeing my name in print—I’m looking forward to connecting on a deeper level to a close-knit trio of towns that genuinely care about, and recognize the faces that reside within their communities.

Wanting to make that connection and document the world around me has always been my ultimate goal.

As a child, there were no fleeting fantasies of space or stethoscopes. Nor were there dreams of being in a courtroom. The only room I wanted to be in, and everyone around me knew I was destined for, was the newsroom.

I’m excited that the first one I get to truly be a part of is one that services some of the most picturesque places I’ve ever seen.

While studying for my Bachelor Degree in Journalism at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey I had summers to explore London, Paris and Montreal. But what excites me most is to grow some roots in a small mountain town like Fernie, experience snow that doesn’t melt into slush within hours and to breathe in some air that will allow me to grow as a newly independent young reporter.

In between documenting the world through word and photo, I’m usually caught documenting the latest episodes of every drama, sitcom and sci-fi series known to man on my PVR. A self-confessed television addict, storytelling has always been an avid passion of mine, whether I’m the one telling it or not.

In the past, I’ve enjoyed cutting together video and photo stories, covering fashion and profiling up and coming designers in my community.

Looking to the future, I’m excited to bring a fresh perspective and get to know the friendly people who make the Elk Valley a wonderful place to be.

 

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