Rick Bannan started at the Herald-Press (Hunt­ington) as a reporter.

He worked at The Chronicle in Centralia, Washington, as an intern in 2012.

Bannan graduated this year from Ohio Univer­sity. His collegiate journalism experience includes online magazines Speakeasy and Wander Lost, a capstone project for a travel journalism class.

Bannan was born in California and has also lived in Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina.