The Kokomo Tribune welcomed two new reporters, both from Michigan.
Martin Slagter and Lauren Fitch both come to Kokomo from Big Rapids, Mich.
Slagter covered education before becoming the sports editor with the Pioneer newspaper for the past seven years.
He has won multiple Michigan Press Association awards for sports, education and local news reporting.
He will be covering general assignments.
Fitch covered education at the Pioneer for almost three years.
During that time, she also spent a year as editor of Fusion, a quarterly women’s magazine published by Pioneer. She is a finalist for the Michigan Press Association’s 2013 Rookie Reporter award, which will be announced in January.
She will be covering education for the Tribune.