Reuer named assistant editor of Pioneer/News
Wendy Reuer has been named the new assistant editor of the West Fargo Pioneer.
A Forum of Fargo-Moorhead staff writer, Reuer will also write news and feature stories for the Pioneer as assistant editor.
“I’m excited to discover and share the stories of West Fargo residents,” Reuer said.
Reuer graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Human Services. She started her career in television, moving to Los Angeles, Calif., and working for CBS and Television City before shifting her career focus to journalism.
Reuer also worked in radio and for newspapers in Wahpeton, N.D., Woodbury, Minn., and Owatonna, Minn. where she covered public safety and courts. She moved “closer to home” in late 2010 when she was hired as a staff writer for The Forum.
"Wendy will be a great addition to the paper,” Editor Matthew Von Pinnon said. “She brings an excellent mix of experience and drive to the assistant editor position."
A native of Tappen, N.D., and Jamestown, N.D., Reuer grew up on a horse farm, and is still active in her family’s horse racing business. Reuer enjoys helping race the horses at racetracks in Minnesota and Iowa during the season. When she is not traveling for fun or for racing, she prefers to stay active, especially by playing soccer, baseball and tennis.
Reuer will cover the West Fargo City Commission and West Fargo School Board meetings while seeking out feature and personality profiles within the community.
“The Pioneer is already a great newspaper and I am looking forward to building on that to reflect the vibrant and growing community of West Fargo,” Reuer said. “I hope the residents will offer me feedback, comments or ideas along the way to help make sure we have a newspaper that well serves them.”
Interim Assistant Editor Carrie Snyder will return to her post as a photojournalist for The Forum but she will remain involved with the production of The Pioneer/News.
"Carrie has done a wonderful job with the Pioneer and News since longtime editor and general manager Karen Huber retired at year's end," Von Pinnon said. "She'll be going back to her first love, photojournalism, but she'll still be very involved in the West Fargo papers and we're lucky because of it."