UPDATED: (2-11-22) After a very short stay in Portland….Vantress is no longer with the Commercial Review. He is currently doing freelance sports reporting in Northeast Indiana.
Editor Ray Cooney is currently handling the sports coverage for the CR.
(1-15-22) David Vantress has joined The Commercial Review as its sports editor, he replaces Chris Schanz who recently relocated in Michigan. Vantress (55) most recently worked as sports editor at the Janesville Gazette in Wisconsin. He has previously worked for The News-Sun in Kendallville and The Goshen News in Indiana. He has also had stints at newspapers in Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and North Carolina.
He is a 1994 graduate of San Diego State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science.
Born and raised in Chula Vista, California, Vantress enjoys reading, exercise and creative writing. He is the author of three published novels and has three grown children: Bryan, 25; David, 23; and Marissa, 19.