A new general news reporter/sports editor recently joined the staff of the Lake County Examiner.
Kurt Liedtke joined the staff about three weeks ago, moving to Lakeview from Culver City, Calif.
A native of Eugene, Liedtke brings an extensive array of experience in journalism as well as video production to the fold, and works to bring weekly video content to coincide with the Examiner’s print media.
This background will appear prevalent with the recent increase in video footage turning up on the Examiner’s web page, as well as via the newspaper’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Prior experience includes several years as a freelance journalist and co-founding two University of Oregon Ducks college sports news websites (FishDuck.com and CampusAttic.com).
Liedtke’s resume in the entertainment industry includes working for such instantly recognizable companies as the record labels of Interscope, Capitol and Universal, as well as MySpace.com, Electronic Arts and Insomniac Games.
In the musical realm, Liedtke is credited on no less than 26 albums, eight video games, two films, a television program and has additionally edited numerous music videos.
Bands and performers with which Liedtke previously worked range from Sum 41 and Mariah Cary to Eminem, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer and more.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing several musical instruments, of which his focus mainly lies on the guitar. Other passions include collecting films and music, sailing, jogging and retro video games.
Liedtke is also a licensed pilot, trained through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz.
At the Examiner, Liedtke will cover town government, Lakeview and North Lake high school athletics and varied human interest stories throughout Lake County.
Lake County proved to be a welcome change of pace from the high-speed bustling lifestyle of Los Angeles, he said, along with placing him closer to family and friends.
“From day one that I arrived in Lakeview I have been in awe at the amount of community support and volunteerism here,” he said. “It has been so refreshing to see a proactive community with friendly people who have welcomed me into the family.”
“We are excited to have Kurt join the staff and put his talent to work!” said G.M. Tillie Flynn.
For more information, contact the Lake County Examiner, located at 739 N. 2nd St., at 541-947-3378.