BELFAST — Jim Leonard has recently joined The Republican Journal as a staff reporter. He will cover news and events in Waldo County.

Leonard graduated from the University of Maine in 2002 with a degree in journalism.  From 2003 to 2007 he worked for Courier Publications and Village Soup Media.

For the past 15 years, Leonard has served as the athletic director at Rockland District High School, Oceanside High School and, most recently, at Maine Central Institute.

“I have enjoyed my time in education-based athletics,” Leonard said. “It has been a great ride. That said, I’m excited to return to the Midcoast, and to journalism.”

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