By B.J. Reyes
It’s a sad day in the Star-Bulletin’s Capitol Bureau as today marks Laurie Au’s last day as the newspaper’s City Hall reporter.
Laurie is a victim of the economy — one of the 17 members of our newsroom staff being laid off at the end of this month as a result of cost-cutting moves by the Star-Bulletin.
Of course, we’ll sincerely miss all of our colleagues who are leaving, but here at the Star-Bulletin’s office in the Capitol basement, Laurie, Richard Borreca and myself are a fairly tight-knit bunch.
Laurie joined the Star-Bulletin in March of 2007 and became the City Hall reporter in July of that year, replacing Crystal Kua, who moved on to become the communications director for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Luckily, we know she will land on her feet. She already has secured a job on the mainland.
Please join us in wishing Laurie good luck as she embarks on the next step in her journalism career, as a county reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger.
Aloha Laurie! You’ll be missed!