Sierra Sun-Tahoe Bonanza hire recreation, entertainment reporter |

Sierra Sun-Tahoe Bonanza hire recreation, entertainment reporter

Staff report
Kaleb Roedel.
Kevin MacMillan / Sierra Sun |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza have hired a new reporter, Kaleb Roedel, who began his new role in Truckee on Tuesday.

Roedel — born in Minnesota, raised in Wisconsin, and a Michigander at heart — has spent the last eight years writing for newspapers and websites, primarily as a sports journalist.

Since working in 2007 as a sports editor for a small daily paper in Southern Minnesota, Roedel, a Minnesota State University, Mankato, graduate, has written for myriad publications in a variety of locations.

He spent roughly two years in Ann Arbor, Mich., as a reporter for — where his writing topics ranged from the University of Michigan football team to the indie music scene — before migrating south to Lumberton, N.C., for a sports editor position with The Robesonian.

Recently, Roedel was sports editor for two years at a daily newspaper in Minnesota, the Owatonna People’s Press.

At the Sun-Bonanza, Roedel will focus on coverage of the Truckee-North Shore region’s extensive recreation opportunities, as well as its rapidly growing music and entertainment scene.

“Getting the chance to cover entertainment and recreation in this region is an incredible opportunity,” he said. “I’m eager to survey the beautiful landscapes in the Truckee and Tahoe area. Coming from the Midwest, which is predominantly flat, I’ve already been mesmerized by the endless mountains.

“I’m looking forward to skiing down some come winter time.”

Feel free to email Kaleb at, or contact him at his Truckee office number at 530-550-2654.