New editor for Fermilab Today

Rhianna Wisniewski teaches new Fermilab Today editor Ashley WennersHerron how to put together the publication.

Publishing a daily newsletter about life at a particle physics laboratory might intimidate a lot of people. For new Fermilab Today editor Ashley WennersHerron, it is an “opportunity to learn about physics and be close to where science is happening.” WennersHerron succeeds Rhianna Wisniewski, who will fill a vacant position in the Fermilab Office of Communication. In her new role, Wisniewski will focus on web and internal communication.

As an undergraduate, WennersHerron served as the editor-in-chief for the Fordham Observer, the student-run newspaper of Fordham College in Manhattan. Last year, she worked as an intern at CNN and reported on medical news. She graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in journalism in May.

WennersHerron, who grew up in Virginia, already has begun to collect ideas for stories in Fermilab Today. “Everybody is very open and inviting,” she said. “People are very approachable.”

Wisniewski has served as the editor of Fermilab Today for four years and has been a member of the Employee Advisory Group since it started up in 2010. In her new role, she will help bolster Fermilab’s online and social media presence and use her experience to improve internal communication.

“During my time as Fermilab Today editor I’ve thoroughly enjoyed building relationships with the laboratory community, and I hope to expand those connections,” said Wisniewski, who’ll continue to contribute articles to Fermilab Today. “I look forward to seeing how Fermilab Today will continue to grow under Ashley’s guidance.”

— Kurt Riesselmann