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Karen Vibert-Kennedy named multimedia editor

Karen Vibert-Kennedy has been named multimedia editor for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, its associated publications and its robust website at www.sungazette.com.

Vibert-Kennedy, a native of Clarkstown, has been a reporter and photojournalist with the Sun-Gazette since 2013, writing news and feature stories, developing videos for the web and becoming an FAA-licensed drone pilot in 2017.

Earlier this year, she took on a major role with managing the community newspaper’s various digital platforms.

Along with www.sungazette.com, those include Facebook and Instagram, breaking news email blasts and more.

She also has done editing on two books for the Sun-Gazette and has won numerous awards, including a first-place Keystone Award in the Photo Story/Essay category for her photographs from President Trump’s visit to Montoursville last year.

Her career in newspapers spans 25 years and includes positions with the Press Enterprise, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, the Journal News, the San Francisco Examiner and the Associated Press.

“Karen brings excitement, knowledge and ideas to everything she does. She has been a big part of the growth of the Sun-Gazette’s on-line capabilities that have resulted in significantly increased market reach and audience,” said Bob Rolley, Sun-Gazette publisher. “As a native of Lycoming County, Karen is intimately familiar with Northcentral Pennsylvania … the people, places and things that make this region what it is.”

“And we have more exciting advances in print and online to come,” Rolley added.

Karen is a graduate of Muncy High School, Pennsylvania College of Technology and Bloomsburg University.

The daughter of Claire and Edward Vibert of Clarkstown, she and her husband, Dave, have a son Tyler, 15.

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