Vince Chiaramonte is design director of the Buffalo News. He is a judge on the long form team.
It’s your second time as a judge. What’s your takeaway now that you’ve done this twice?
“It’s easier this time around. Knowing what to expect and knowing how to pace yourself and not feel overwhelmed.”
Do you have any advice for people entering the contest next year?
“Be brutally honest with yourself. This isn’t your newsroom’s greatest hits or your state competition, this is the best in the world.”
What do you like to geek-out on?
“You’re going to laugh but I’m a politics junkie. I’m a big Chris Matthews fan. Since I’ve had kids I’ve kinda gotten away from sports — but it’s kinda like sports anyways.”
To see the 3-question responses of all the SND34 judges, click here