Paula Buenger

Paula Buenger

Group Publisher, Rust Publishing, NWIA (Spencer Daily Reporter, Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune, Spirit Lake Dickinson Co News)

Professional background:
Worked as a photographer, sports editor and editor at papers in Iowa and Minnesota before taking a job as a reporter with the Spencer Daily Reporter in 1990. Named editor of the Spirit Lake Beacon before leaving journalism for a six-year stint with Iowa State University Extension. In 1999, returned to the Spencer Daily Reporter as editor. In 2002, became publisher of the paper. In 2003, the newspaper joined with Rust Communications and she became group publisher of Northwest Iowa Publishing, LLC, with papers in Spencer, Storm Lake and Spirit Lake.

Married to Joel Buenger. One son, Drew.

Off-the-job interests:
Active in a wide array of community groups and boards. Travel and photography are favorite hobbies.