Bloomington adds reporters


The Herald-Times (Bloomington) has hired two new reporters, Rachel Bunn and Rick Seltzer.

Bunn’s primary beat is county government.

She came from the Chattanooga Times-Free Press in Tennessee, where she worked as a post-graduate intern for six months after graduating from the University of Georgia. She also has worked for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Va.

Seltzer’s primary beat is business. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and worked a one-year post-graduate fellowship at the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News. From August 2011 until coming to Bloomington, he was with the Central New York Business Journal in Syracuse.

He takes over business reporting duties from Rod Spaw, who now is writing the Hotline column and working on production of editorial pages and other sections of the newspaper.

Marcela Creps, who previously wrote Hotline, is now coordinating our arts coverage.