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Maluso Takes Over As Citizens’ Voice Sports Editor

August 8, 2018

There’s a new man in charge on the sports desk at The Citizens’ Voice.

Newly hired sports editor Tony Maluso began work Monday in Wilkes-Barre, where he will oversee the newspaper’s award-winning sports department, which includes four staff writers and a copy editor.

An award-winning writer and editor himself, Maluso arrives after previously being the sports editor at the Daily Citizen-News in Dalton, Georgia.

“I’m looking forward to working with the great staff already here at The Citizens’ Voice and doing a lot of great things for the local teams and athletes,” Maluso said.

Having grown up in northeastern Ohio, Maluso graduated from Youngstown State in 2002 with a telecommunications degree.

After college, Maluso worked in radio and also did freelance reporting for several outlets.

Maluso later worked full-time with the Salem News and Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune before landing at the Daily Citizen-News in August 2015.

Maluso’s first month on the new job will include the start of the 2018 high school sports season, which begins in just a few weeks.

“My goal is to give the people of the Wyoming Valley the best sports coverage they’ve ever seen and I know with the group of people in this newsroom we can do that,” Maluso said. “I’m looking forward to getting out to local events and starting to know the teams, players, parents and everybody else in the community.”

Former sports editor Jim Reeser, who’s been with The Citizens’ Voice since 1999, recently switched roles and was hired as the city editor.

“I know I’ve got some big shoes to fill,” Maluso said. “Jim Reeser set up a great operation and I’m hoping to grow and expand on the things he started.”

Maluso encouraged readers with any questions or concerns to reach him via email — amaluso@citizensvoice.com — or on Twitter @TonyCVSports.

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