New reporter at Star

Jesse Franz has joined the Sierra Star as a reporter.

The recent California State University, Fresno, political science graduate, served two years as the editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper, The Collegian.

Prior to transferring to Fresno State, he was the editor of The Rampage, the Fresno City College school newspaper. He also served as the Northern California president of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges for a year.

He recently won multiple awards at the California College Media Association student journalism competition, including third place for news feature article and second place for infographic design.

“I’m excited to meet and work with the residents and business people in Oakhurst and the surrounding towns,” Franz said.

Franz can be contacted at (559) 683-4464, or

- Staff Report