News Bulletin welcomes new reporter

NANAIMO – Tamara Cunningham joins the News Bulletin's editorial team

The News Bulletin is pleased to welcome Tamara Cunningham to its editorial team.

Cunningham has previous experience covering Nanaimo and the surrounding area, and prior to that worked in Alberta and other parts of B.C. after finishing her degree in journalism at Thompson Rivers University.

While at school, she won a Canadian Association of Journalists student award for her story on the lack of rules and protection for university students living in hotels.

At the News Bulletin, Cunningham will focus on news and features, covering Nanaimo city council and a variety of beats. She can be reached directly at 250-734-4622 or

Last month three long-time members of the editorial team decided to seek further career opportunities. After 19 years with the News Bulletin, assistant editor Chris Hamlyn received a company buyout package; reporter Toby Gorman took a position with Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney; and reporter Jenn McGarrigle became assistant editor at Maximum Yield magazine.

New staff will be announced in the coming weeks.