Changing of the guard at the Sentinel
July 19, 2018
On Tuesday, new reporter Caleb Vierkant arrived on the afternoon jet from his hometown of Bullard, Texas.
Home-schooled until college, he attended Texas A&M in College Station. He earned two bachelor's degrees there, double-majoring in history and journalism with minors in English and military studies. After graduating in May 2017, he went to work for his hometown paper, the Jacksonville Progress.
He worked there until July 6, when he accepted a job with the Wrangell Sentinel. Vierkant had visited Alaska once in his youth on a family cruise, but the transition this week will be a new experi...