|Weakley County Press welcomes Brad Gaskins as news editor |
|Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:34 pm |
Brad Gaskins has been named news editor of the Weakley County Press.
He is a seventh generation West Tennessean with 13 years of experience in the newspaper business.
He previously worked at several weekly and daily publications, including the Jackson Sun, Knoxville News Sentinel and Macon County Times in Lafayette.
“I’m very excited to be the news editor of the Weakley County Press,” he said. “It’s a real honor to be a part of a newspaper with as much history as this one.
“I look forward to meeting local residents and welcome their input in helping us publish the best newspaper we can.”
Gaskins, 31, graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in English.
General manager Lynette Wagster was excited and noted that he has hit the ground running.
“Brad is enthusiastic about being part of Weakley County and we’re excited about having him here,” she said. “He has been involved in the newspaper business since he was a teenager and he has some excellent ideas for The Press moving forward.”
Gaskins comes to Weakley County from Spring Creek, an unincorporated town at the Madison, Carroll and Gibson county lines. He is married to the former Ashley DeBoard from Claiborne County. They live with their two dogs, Lilly and Zoey, and a fish named Knox.
Published in The WCP 10.23.12