Portland Reporter Leaving TV News

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Patrick Preston, currently a senior reporter with KATU (Portland, OR), is the new public affairs manager for the city of Hillsboro.

Preston will start his new job April 15, according to Barbara Simon, who is leaving the city at the end of the month.

Simon, who has been with the city for the past decade, said they are excited to announce Preston's hire. "We're impressed with his resume," she said. "We're impressed with the skills that he brings."

Preston brings a decade of experience as a political reporter, according to press release from city staff.

The Oregonian