The Brattleboro Reformer is this area's daily newspaper and the third largest in Vermont. It began as a weekly during the last half of the 19th century and became a daily in 1913. Through the decades it functioned as a small town newspaper. In the 1960s it came under the ownership of the Miller Group who owned the Bennington Banner and Berkshire Eagle. Pete Miller hired Norm Runnion to be editor. Runnion became legendary for his leadership and editorials. He left the paper in 1990 to become an Episcopal priest. Ownership passed through hands and today enjoys local owners.
Audio: Randy Holhut has always been a newspaper junkie. He never took journalism classes but worked his way through various jobs and found his way to the Brattleboro Reformer where he worked under an editor who he says changed his life.
Interview by Lissa Weinmann;
Speaker: Randy Holhut
Edited by Sally Seymour
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