The Beacon welcomes its newest editor and reporter


Last updated 7/6/2021 at 1:22pm

Christopher Kim, 21, is the new editor and reporter for the Mill Creek Beacon.

He will soon graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in both journalism and writing. He has been practicing news reporting for more than four years.

Kim worked as an intern at the Mill Creek Beacon last year while he was a journalism student learning the skills necessary to be an effective reporter. Many of his stories are still available on the Mill Creek Beacon website.

Kim has lived in Mill Creek his whole life and graduated from Jackson High School in 2018. Being a Mill Creek resident himself, he has a close familiarity to the town he will now be covering.

Kim first began writing and editing stories and designing newspapers while attending Edmonds Community College as a Running Start student where he developed a passion for news writing. As a sophomore at the University of Washington, Kim worked as a reporter for the UW Daily, the campus' student-run publication.

He hopes to be a valuable voice to the community and one who makes news accessible and readable to anyone.

Publisher Paul Archipley said he was pleased to welcome Kim to The Beacon.

"It's important that our journalists are close to the community they cover," Archipley said, "and since Kim grew up in Mill Creek, he is well positioned to provide the best coverage possible. We're happy to welcome him as part of our team."


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