Veteran business journalist joins Bangor Daily News

By Jeff Tuttle, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 04, 2010, at 7:08 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Veteran Maine journalist Matt Wickenheiser has joined the Bangor Daily News as its new business editor.

Wickenheiser’s coverage of issues affecting Maine’s business community will be featured both in print and online at bangordailynews.com.

“Matt Wickenheiser has established himself as one of Maine’s best journalists,” said Mike Dowd, Bangor Daily News editor-in-chief. “Over his career, he has reported on issues and topics affecting businesses from Madawaska to Kittery and Bethel to Eastport. I am pleased he has joined our staff and I am confident he will pro-vide our readers with exceptional statewide business coverage that is not only informative but useful.”

Wickenheiser’s coverage will focus on the challenges facing Maine’s small businesses and offer insight to small-business owners on how to meet those challenges.

“Business news is incredibly important to a state like Maine,” Wickenheiser said. “We’re a state of small-business owners, mill workers, construction workers and builders. Everyone is impacted by the economy, and everyone should be paying attention to it. I’m excited to start reporting on compelling stories that will inform readers and explain why what’s happening in the business world is important to them.”

Wickenheiser grew up in Madawaska and graduated from the University of Maine. His parents still live and work in the St. John Valley, where his father is a machinist. Wickenheiser has covered business for various publications for 10 years, most of them in Maine.

Before coming to the BDN, Wickenheiser worked at the Portland Press Herald for eight years. Before that, he worked at daily newspapers in Maryland and Massachusetts.

Wickenheiser has won journalism awards at the local, regional and national levels, including several first-place awards in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Best in Business contest.

To reach Matt Wickenheiser with story ideas, e-mail him at mwickenheiser@bangordailynews.com.

http://bangordailynews.com/2010/10/04/uncategorized/veteran-business-journalist-joins-bangor-daily-news/ printed on September 22, 2014