The NAHJ Bay Area Chapter’s three summer interns at the Sacramento Bee have really made an impression.
Scott Lebar, managing editor of the Sac Bee, said that Nashelly Chavez, Erasmo Martinez and Alejandra Reyes have been splendid additions to the newsroom.
Martinez, who contributes to the photos and video teams, has produced everything from a protest gone badly at the California’s State Capitol building to the suspenseful effects of a hypnotist at the state fair.
Chavez’ recently landed the front-page story on July 21 about the gut-wrenching murder of a 14-year-old girl by her brother, both children of a local deputy district attorney.
Lebar is so impressed with Chavez that he’s extended her internship and made her a temp hire through the end of the year. “She’s already a young pro,” he said about the recent San Francisco State graduate.
Needless to say, the entire Bay Area chapter is proud of all of them too.