I see John Friot is getting a chance to shed the drudgery of field reporting up north and is joining Senator Ritchie's staff. Lots of reporters have made their way to these state jobs as the news business dries up.
I had the pleasure of hiring John decades ago. I think at the time John had a beard and the GM told me before I could hire him he had to shave it off. I think things have changed since.
John was a reporter first and could write. Nowadays it's all about the walking standup and how you look doing it.
Be tough to find someone up there to fill his shoes.