The Empire-Tribune is welcoming a new staff writer to its team.

Andrietta (Andi) Luna joined the editorial department on Monday and will work as a general assignments reporter. She will also cover news for the Glen Rose Reporter.

“I am so thankful and excited about this opportunity with the Empire-Tribune,” Luna said. “I have always had a natural journalism instinct and I love meeting people and finding out about their life story.”

Luna, 48, was born and raised in Stephenville. She previously worked at Tarleton State University and for an online newspaper. She lived for a time in San Marcos and California. 

“Andi has brought new energy and excitement to our newsroom,” said Managing Editor Sara Vanden Berge. “We are thrilled to have her and I am certain the community is going to love her.”

Luna can be reached at 254-965-3124 or aluna@empiretribune.com.