ConVal grad joins paper
PETERBOROUGH — Dylan Fisher of Peterborough joined the newsroom of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript in January as a part-time reporter, covering town news and sports. Six months into his first journalism job, Fisher said, “It’s nice being able to do something I enjoy.”
Fisher grew up in Peterborough and graduated from ConVal High School in 2009. He attended Fairfield University in Connecticut, and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and a minor in communications. He ran varsity track and cross-country all four years of college and also participated in the school’s student athletic association. This group organized many fundraisers, including talent contests to benefit local children battling cancer. He also contributed to the school’s student newspaper, “The Fairfield Mirror,” throughout his four years.
During his senior year at Fairfield, Fisher interned at the Professional Media Group, LLC., based in Norwalk, Conn., which publishes college magazines and event publications for schools.
After graduation, Fisher returned to Peterborough and began working at Monadnock Community Hospital, doing emergency room registration. He learned about an open position in the newsroom after meeting Ledger-Transcript Publisher Heather McKernan this past winter when the two participated in the hospital’s Reach the Beach Relay running team.
Fisher, who’s been covering the towns of Greenfield, Mason, Sharon and occasionally Rindge, said that balancing coverage of hard news with writing sports is a challenge he enjoys tackling.
“I am really enjoying it, I am really learning a lot,” Fisher said in an interview Thursday, about his job as a reporter. “There was a big learning curve because I didn’t study journalism in college, but now I feel much more comfortable and I am enjoying it a lot.”
Fisher is an avid runner, loves being outdoors and spending time with his family. He is the eldest in a family of three children, with both a younger brother and sister.
“I’m just enjoying being close to my family and working a couple different jobs, and literally all I do is run and work,” Fisher said.