Alex Banks

Mattos Newspapers has welcomed Alex Banks as a new writer and photographer to the staff of the West Side Index and Gustine Press-Standard.

Banks, a 2014 graduate of Orestimba High School, recently completed his communications degree at Crown College (Minnesota), where he also played football and worked on the student newspaper.

Banks will handle a number of responsibilities for the local community newspapers, including sports, general assignment reporting, photography, social media and more.

“We are pleased to welcome Alex to our staff and look forward to having him as a member of our team,” commented Publisher Susan Mattos. “His energy and enthusiasm for being involved in Gustine, Newman and surrounding communities will be an attribute to our newspapers and to our readers.”