Steven Friederich has resigned as Editor–in-Chief of the Vidette. Well-placed sources confirm that he submitted his notice last week.
Friederich served as Editor-in-Chief of The Vidette for about a year and a half. He was named to the newspaper’s helm in April 2013 by Vidette publisher Bill Crawford.
According to to The Daily World and LinkedIn, Friederich began his tenure with The Daily World in 2004 as a political reporter/copy editor. He also helped the paper expand its social networking presence, was part of the team responsible for updating the paper’s website and took charge of the newspaper’s Facebook page. Before that, Friederich spent two years as Production Coordinator/Reporter for The Daily of the University of Washington. He also worked as a legislative intern for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and as a reporter/production coordinator for the Puyallup Herald.
I’ll never forget the Saturday night Steven joined us at a Roanoke Conference in Ocean Shores. Especially during Political Science Theater 360. We were all laughing so hard at the political parody, we were practically crying. Steven topped us all. He probably came closest to embodying the phrase, “rolling around on the floor laughing my head off.” (Yours Truly was a close second.)
Affectionately dubbed Prince Valiant, Friederich possesses a quick wit and an almost achingly adroit sense of humor. He’s just plain fun.
His last day is November 19. Then he heads to Pierce County. We wish him well.