Tess is off to the New York Times

KIlkenny People journalist Tess Felder is returning home to the good old US of A and taking up a senior management post at the New York Times.

Ms Felder, who has worked with the Kilkenny People as a senior journalist for seven years, takes a new path on her career as she returns to her home state of Florida to become a leading editor in the production of one of the World’s top newspaper titles.

Her popularity with the people of Kilkenny - particularly among the arts community, local councillors and the business world - means that she will be sorely missed by the newspaper and her colleagues.

Tess’ going away party was held in Billy Byrne’s at the weekend, and she headed to the States this week to take up her new job - beginning next Monday.

Her colleagues at the Kilkenny People wish her every success in the years ahead.