Niki Forbing-Orr is the Public Information Manager for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. She handles all media relations, various internal and external communications, as well as the website and social media accounts. Before she joined the department, Niki worked as an editor at various newspapers in Ohio, Michigan, and Idaho for 18 years.
She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and continues to be a voracious reader of news. Niki and Patrick, her husband of 19 years, enjoy birding, hiking, camping, and rooting for Cleveland sports teams with their daughter and two dogs, Hagrid and River. (Go Browns!)