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Teachout, Katie

OMAK – The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle welcomes Katherine (Katie) Teachout as its new north Okanogan County reporter.

Teachout is a former reporter for The Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, where she worked for three and a half years.

Her newspaper experience began with the Methow Valley News in 1999, where she wrote a column called ‘Talk of the Town: Twisp’ for a year before being promoted to sports editor/feature writer, which she enjoyed doing for three more years.

A short stint free-lancing for the Ellensburg Daily Record in 2011 led to a full-time job at Northern Kittitas County Tribune, where her beat ranged from Snoqualmie Pass to Kittitas.

Teachout’s coverage area will be north Okanogan County, including Tonasket and Oroville south to Riverside and Ferry County

"I look forward to telling your stories,” Teachout said. “I especially enjoy recording for history local World War II veteran's stories."

“We are excited to have Katie Teachout joining our newsroom, her writing experience and long-standing community ties in north county are very important to our readership,” Chronicle Publisher Teresa Myers said. “It is as though she has been working for The Chronicle for years, a very seamless transition.”

She can be reached at kteachout@omakchronicle.com or 509-826-1110, ext. 115.

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