A Montana Hello
Glasgow Courier Welcomes New Reporter
April 7, 2021
Chris McDaniel has taken up the mantle of news reporter for The Glasgow Courier. This long time newspaper veteran has previously reported for four newspapers in four counties in three states.
His most recent gig was as arts editor for the Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader in Washington State.
At the Courier, McDaniel will cover most hard news beats, focusing mainly on government and education news.
McDaniel has earned several accolades for his journalism, including best news article 2012 and best investigative article 2014 from the Arizona Newspaper Association; and second place feature page design 2019 and second place news headline 2019 from the Washington Newspaper Association.
McDaniel is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. He graduated from Peninsula College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in applied business management.
McDaniel is pleased to move to Montana, a coming home of sorts for him as his grandfather worked the open pit mine in Butte, Montana and his father graduated from Butte High School in 1968. On his mother's side, his forebears also passed through Montana before moving to southern Arizona to homestead on land gifted from the federal government for agricultural purposes.
McDaniel said he is very pleased to now reside in the "Middle of Nowhere," and looks forward to working with the community to provide accurate, timely and fair news coverage.
McDaniel will shortly be joined by his son, Austin, who will attend Glasgow High School in the fall. He currently lives with his chihuahua, named "Dog," in the Downtown area.