New islander reporter

rachel-anne-seymourBeginning this month, the Bainbridge Islander has a new reporter — Rachel Anne Seymour.

She will be taking over the beat most recently handled by correspondent Ethan Fowler.

Seymour has been with the Kitsap Sun since January 2014, and has covered community news in Silverdale and North Kitsap. Seymour is a runner, photographer and dog owner, and enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest.

She also is a graduate of the University of Kansas journalism school, and came to Kitsap County after working as a reporter and photographer for The Bigheart Times of Osage County, Okla.

Fumiko_Hayashida_9495618_ver1.0_640_480Before taking over the island beat, she wrote about the death of 103-year-old Fumiko Hayashida, the subject of an iconic World War II photograph taken on the island.

Since then, she has covered the recently finished ‘Hobbit House‘ on the island, a half-million-dollar public records settlement with the city and a group of islanders working to help families in need during Christmas, among other stories.

Seymour will be helping manage the islander’s Facebook page and Twitter feed as well.

You can contact her with story ideas and tips at rachel. or 360-792-5242.

You also can ‘friend’ her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.