The BG News Alumni Society voted to add Tyler Buchanan and Alissa Widman Neese to the 12-member board at its March 17 meeting in the Falcon Media convergence lab in the Kuhlin Center.
BACKGROUND ON THE NEWEST BOARD MEMBERS:
Tyler Buchanan, 2013, was named editor of Athens (Ohio) Messenger in July 2017. He has also served as editor of its sister newspaper, The Vinton County Courier, since 2015. Buchanan joined The Messenger and The Courier in June 2013 shortly after graduating from BGSU. From 2014 to 2016, Buchanan broadcast high school football games as a radio commentator for WSEO out of Nelsonville. He continues to call basketball and football games as a play-by-play and color commentator for The Messenger’s digital broadcasting service. He began writing for The BG News as a columnist his freshman year and later served for several years as a reporter and In Focus Editor.
Alissa Widman Neese, 2012, is a reporter at the Columbus Dispatch. Neese joined the Dispatch in April 2016 as a suburban government reporter after spending three years covering education at the Sandusky Register. She has since taken on additional assignments in Columbus covering the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and issues related to aging. Neese worked in several capacities at The BG News throughout her college career, including reporting, copy editing, column-writing and serving as managing editor her senior year.