Butler grad joins Greenfield staff


Arika Herron, a 2011 graduate of Butler Univer­sity, has joined the Daily Reporter (Green­field) as a staff writer.

Herron, who earned a degree in journalism, is covering business and economic development; nonprofits; the Hancock County Public Library; and general assignments.

She is from Elkhart.

In college, Herron was editor of the Butler Collegian, the campus newspaper.

She had internships at National Geo­graphic magazine in Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis Monthly.

Herron replaces Derek R. Smith, who now works for an Indianapolis-based Internet firm.