Seth Koenig

Seth Koenig

Content Producer

Seth Koenig, producer In 2011, the BDN hired Durham, Maine native Seth Koenig to launch southern Maine coverage. In 2014, he was named the Maine Press Association’s top news blogger, something he’s very proud of and which is a title he intends to reclaim in 2016. Previously, he spent five years working for The Times Record in Bath and Brunswick, during which time he was named Journalist of the Year by both the New England Newspaper & Press Association and the Maine Press Association. While a student at UMass Amherst, he served as editor-in-chief of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, a school newspaper with a regional distribution and readership of 30,000. Seth coaches youth soccer and basketball, serves on the Durham Historic District Commission, plays in an indoor soccer league, manages his children’s YouTube channel and serves as a U.S. Navy Reserve officer. He serves on the advisory board for the USM student newspaper, the Free Press, and has judged annual journalism contests for the NH Press Association and Journalism Association of Community Colleges, among other trade and training organizations. Prior journalism work included stints with The Forecaster in Falmouth ME, and on the sports desk at The Recorder in Greenfield MA. nalist of the year.

Maine needs a central hub to attract more immigrants

on Dec. 20, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
We wanted to learn how to grow Maine’s economy. Here’s what we found.

How hot is too hot for Mainers?

on Nov. 04, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.

Only one state is tougher than Maine when it comes to cold weather

on Oct. 05, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.

That time David Ortiz admitted he didn’t know where Maine is

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 11:37 a.m.

Twitter maps out every state’s favorite ice cream flavor. Here’s Maine’s and what it says about us

on July 13, 2016, at 2:33 p.m.
Mainers aren’t going along with the rest of the country.
Waynflete School sophomore Julia Hansen has launched what she's calling the Yellow Tulip Project in memory of two friends who died by suicide this year.

This Maine teen lost 2 friends in the last year. Here’s how she’s putting her grief to work.

By Seth Koenig on July 10, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
“Simple acts of kindness do mean a lot to people.”

These 3 people are Stephen King’s heroes. One is almost 3 decades younger than him.

on June 19, 2016, at 7:49 a.m.
King spilled the beans in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

Pride Portland will be about healing in the aftermath of the Orlando tragedy

on June 13, 2016, at 3:18 p.m.
“As heinous as this is, nobody’s going back in the closet over this. If anything, people are coming out strong to support us.”

Your own Zamboni or guinea pig armor: Site maps out random things people in each state could buy instead of a home

on June 13, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
14,527 pairs of what?

Maine students parody Taylor Swift in catchy yearbook sales pitch

on June 10, 2016, at 4:38 p.m.
This follows last year’s “Uptown Funk” yearbook rewrite.
Crew members and friends of IndyCar Series driver Alexander Rossi (not pictured) celebrate after winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Maine man credited with key role in historic Indy 500 win

By Seth Koenig on June 10, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
“I remember Rossi going through turn three and then turn four and it hit me, we were going to win the 500.”
Westbrook City Administrator Jerre Bryant.

Westbrook explores insurance, restitution to recoup $118,000 in embezzled funds

By Seth Koenig on June 09, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
“We have insurance we’re pursuing, but it’s not clear at this point whether this is covered,” City Administrator Jerre Bryant said.
Outgoing South Portland City Manager James Gailey.

South Portland city manager to step down after three decades with city

By Seth Koenig on June 09, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
James Gailey will reportedly take a job working for Cumberland County.
Westbrook Mayor Colleen Hilton.

Westbrook mayor: FBI found city employee embezzled $118,000 in public funds

By Seth Koenig on June 08, 2016, at 11:01 a.m.
A former Westbrook city employee embezzled $118,000 in public funds over a nine-month period before being fired, Mayor Colleen Hilton said in a one-page statement released Wednesday morning.

7 times Portland public art has made the news for reasons other than being pretty

on June 07, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
Crime and controversy have befallen public art pieces in Portland even when their aesthetics haven’t been questioned.
 Judge Ellen A. Gorman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

How the aftermath of the Noyes Street fire fixed a legal blindspot

By Seth Koenig on June 07, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has used one of the state’s highest profile cases to address a little-known blindspot in case law.

Portland has picked a Philly design team to overhaul Congress Square. Here are 6 projects the firm did elsewhere

on June 03, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
Could Congress Square borrow some elements from these other projects around the country?

USM is using this new augmented reality device to develop technology straight out of a movie

By Seth Koenig on June 02, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
“It’s really cool, cutting edge stuff, and it’s something no one else in the state has.”

How Portland’s state Senate races will alter the city’s political landscape

on June 01, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
Portland Democrats could send at least six new faces to Augusta and reboot more than half of their state delegation. Or a few veteran politicians could reshuffle their seats.

Here are the top 5 long-term challenges facing Maine, according to Angus King

on June 01, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
Maine’s losing people and paper plants. Are lobsters next?