Waseem, a Maryland native, comes from a previous full-time reporting position at the Baltimore Sun Media Group, where she covered municipal government and development in one of the most affluent counties in the country for two years.
Dave Emke, the previous editor for roughly 10 months, left his position earlier this month after moving out-of-state.
Waseem graduated from the University of Maryland in 2015 with degrees in government and journalism. Prior to covering municipal government, she worked for USA TODAY, McClatchy’s Washington bureau and The Muslim Link, a hyperlocal newspaper based in Maryland.
The transition from a traditional newsroom to a new, online news platform is a challenge Waseem looks forward to embracing. She hopes to bring more multimedia and coverage of business and development to the website.
“I’m excited to learn more about this community and provide journalism that captures the pulse of the area,” she said. “Journalism, whether it is laid to rest on the pages of an old newspaper or the fast-moving webpage, is about offering a service to readers. I hope to make that my mission.”