BDN names new editorial page editor

Posted April 23, 2012, at 6:45 p.m.
Last modified April 25, 2012, at 9:23 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Erin Rhoda, a veteran Maine reporter, has joined the Bangor Daily News as its new editorial page editor.

Rhoda will be responsible for shaping the BDN’s editorial and opinion pages. She will work with the newspaper’s editorial board, overseen by Publisher Rick Warren.

Rhoda spent more than two years as a reporter for the Morning Sentinel, based in Waterville, and also has worked at The Courier-Gazette in Rockland. Rhoda is a graduate of Colby College in Waterville and a Mitchell scholar.

“It’s an honor to work for the Bangor Daily News and write its opinions on important Maine issues,” Rhoda said. “My grandparents were farmers in Milo and read the Bangor Daily for years and years.”

“As a native Mainer, Erin knows the issues that are important to our readers. Her perspective on the state and its direction will help lead the pages and offer Maine a fresh voice politically,” said Todd Benoit, director of news and new media. “I think readers will be impressed by her work.”

Previous editorial page editor Tom Groening made the transition Monday into his new role as midcoast bureau chief. He will lead a team of reporters along the coast covering issues from Belfast to Brunswick.

Rhoda can be reached by email at or by phone at 207-990-8204.