Matt Griswold, 26, has joined Plastics News as a staff reporter in the newspaper's Akron headquarters.
Griswold has returned to Ohio from Bradenton, Fla., where he worked for the past three years as a business reporter on the Bradenton Herald daily newspaper.
A communications graduate from the University of Toledo, Griswold primarily will cover the building and construction market, including pipe and profile extrusion. He takes over that beat from staff reporter Angie DeRosa.
DeRosa, based in Oklahoma City, has assumed responsibility for the packaging beat and will continue to cover housewares and toys.
While still in college, Griswold also served part-time as a correspondent for the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa, and was editor-in-chief of his university paper.
He can be reached in Akron at (330) 865-6191 or via e-mail at [email protected]