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The Daily Herald welcomes new reporter

Today marks another chapter in the positive growth of The Daily Herald as we welcome to our staff and the community our newest reporter.
Sam Zema begins his work today covering our Tyrone beat, and bringing to you the very best in local news.
Zema is a 25-year veteran newsman having spent most of his career in the radio business. Born in Belle Vernon, Pa. south of Pittsburgh, Zema brings a lot of news gathering experience to The Daily Herald. Zema comes to Tyrone from his most recent position as news director at WDAD radio in Indiana, Pa. Through out his radio career, Zema spent time in Pittsburgh, Rochester, Tucson and at one point, WBXQ radio in nearby Altoona in the early 1980s.
“Newspaper is a different pace than radio, there’s only one deadline per day versus the constant updating in the electronic media, however more details are covered in your daily newspaper,” said Zema.
Some of the biggest news stories of his career Zema lists as his biggest including the William Stein case in Blairsville, a murder case in Plumville, PA, several hotly contested political races and the recent cadmium poisoning investigation in Indiana County.
“I’m looking forward to getting my feet wet, and meeting the good people of Tyrone in the next few weeks,” added Zema.
Sam replaces John Harlow, who leaves The Daily Herald on a full-time basis to pursue his dream of returning to the radio business.