- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - The Las Vegas Optic has named former Los Alamos Monitor sports editor as the newspaper’s new editor.

The Las Vegas Optic announced Sunday that Phil Scherer has been chosen to lead the 140-year-old newspapers. He replaces Jason W. Brooks, who has taken a position in Arizona.

The Missouri native takes over this week as editor of the Optic.

In Los Alamos, Scherer covered the high school sports, worked doing color commentary on radio sports broadcasts, and helped with many other duties at the paper.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com

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