Meet Tim Rath, Your New Troy Patch Editor
He is ready to tell your stories, Troy.
Have a story, Troy? Tim Rath wants to hear — and write — all about it.
Tim, a lifelong Oakland County guy, took over this week as editor of Troy Patch. He comes to Troy from West Bloomfield Patch, which he launched two years ago.
Tim replaces editor Jen Anesi, who left in December.
"I want to find out what moves the people of Troy," Tim said. "Patch really depends on the people who live in the community — I want to see what drives them, and then I want to tell those stories."
Tim said he hopes to put his focus on reporting business development and city planning issues; he mentioned the Troy Transit Center as a subject he is excited to explore. Tim, who got his start with Patch.com covering high school sports for several Patch sites in the San Fransisco area, intends to write about local sports as part of his school coverage.
Tim graduated from Oakland University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in journalism; in addition to writing, he considers photography one of his "professional hobbies."
You'll find Tim around town, working in various coffee houses as part of his mobile Patch office. Tim also intends to spend a lot of time working at the Troy Library, and he's searching for a few good diner suggestions, too (leave your tips in the comments below).