Canton Repository’s Tim Botos is one of the staff’s local artists

Local journalism requires local. Every couple of weeks, we will spotlight Canton Repository staff members who serve the Stark County community.

Tim Botos grew up in Akron; graduated from Kenmore High; then the University of Akron with a degree in mass media/communications. After college, he worked at The Massillon Independent for eight years before joining the Canton Repository in early 1999.

Botos is currently a general assignment reporter. During his time in Canton, he’s covered a variety of beats, including western Stark County, Canton City Hall and special projects.

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Why I became a journalist

I’ve always enjoyed writing and storytelling. Toss in a desire to give a voice to the voiceless, hold the powerful accountable, and a penchant for curiosity, and journalism is a perfect match.

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