David Herder

Associate Editor

Born and raised in Portland, David brings a passion for finding and sharing knowledge in engaging ways. Before joining Pioneer in 2020, David spent a year as a reporter with Sports Illustrated, working on stories ranging from the World Cup, to ALS foundations to his beloved Seattle Mariners. He also worked with Northwestern Athletics Communications for four years, helping share athletes’ stories with the community and deepen the fan-athlete relationship. He graduated from Northwestern in 2019 after studying journalism, economics and integrated marketing communications, earning his master’s in journalism at the same time. At Pioneer, he works primarily with Washington utilities.

David enjoys being active outdoors when weather allows, whether hiking, golfing or playing wiffle ball. When weather doesn’t cooperate, he can be found indoors reading, watching movies or finding some other way to engage with storytelling.

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