Dieter oversees the Portland Press Herald’s city desk and metro coverage, and directs several specialty beat reporters assigned to health care, energy, the environment and state government. He also leads the database team in producing databases and data visualizations for the newspaper’s web products. Before he became an editor in 2010, Bradbury worked for 21 years as a reporter at the Press Herald, covering the municipal, public safety, general assignment and environmental beats. His reporting work has won numerous awards from the Maine Press Association, and he was a finalist for the national Edward J. Meeman and John B. Oakes awards in 1997 for a series of stories on the threat of mercury pollution to the Maine environment. Bradbury is the editor of a year-long special project on the aging of Maine’s population, The Challenge of Our Age, which won national awards last year from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Society of Features Journalism and Associated Press Media Editors. He attended theUniversity of Redlands in California and is a 1980 graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a degree in communication.