January 16th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 3
Introducing Myself
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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David Selles, the newest member to join the Pass Herald team as your weekly reporter.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
Hello readers! My name is David Selles and I have been given the opportunity to be the Pass Herald’s newest reporter! I was born in a small town in northern British Columbia called Smithers but moved to southern Alberta with my family before I could crawl. My family spent a couple years living in Coaldale before moving to Lethbridge and truly settling down. I have 3 sisters and two brothers, all who are older than me. I also have four nephews and four nieces age 7 and under.

Being a journalist wasn’t always my main goal. When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a meteorologist. It wasn’t until junior and senior high where I thought that being a journalist would be a good career for me. My love of sports is what really drew me to become a journalist. All throughout my youth I played in local soccer leagues and played basketball for my school which grew m love for sports. While I have never played hockey, or even got close to playing, it’s the one sport I could talk about all day. Having two older brothers who also loved the game only helped me become a hockey fan. Growing up, Saturday nights were reserved for Hockey Night in Canada. All those nights led me to where I am today. Seeing reporters up close with the stars of the league made me want to be in their shoes.
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So after taking a year off when I finished high school in 2015, I began my journey to try and become one of those reporters. I took a two-year Digital Communications and Media course at the Lethbridge College where I learned the necessary skills to become a journalist. During my two years, I learnt print journalism as well as TV and radio. I gained experience writing for the College paper every few weeks. The biggest highlight for me however was covering the men’s provincial basketball Championships that were hosted at Lethbridge College. This gave me another great opportunity to grow as a journalist and see if I had what it takes.

Once I graduated from the college, I decided to travel before I settled down and found work. I spent a month wandering around Europe experiencing different cultures and seeing different sites. I wrote daily blogs and took photos in as a way to continue bettering my skills that I will be using at this job.

Now that you know a little more about me, I can’t wait to get to know the community of Crowsnest Pass more as I continue my new journalism journey.
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January 16th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 3
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