The Cov­ing­ton News pro­motes Fazio to ed­i­tor

New de­sign ed­i­tor hired, Khouli named news ed­i­tor

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The Cov­ing­ton News has a new news­room leader as Bryan Fazio was pro­moted to ed­i­tor this week.

Fazio, who has pre­vi­ously served as news ed­i­tor and sports ed­i­tor for The News, will be re­spon­si­ble for de­ter­min­ing news cov­er­age in the com­mu­nity, serv­ing as the main pub­lic li­ai­son and par­tic­i­pat­ing in shap­ing the stance of the com­pany’s ed­i­to­rial board.

A na­tive of Long Is­land, N.Y., who was raised in Florida, Fazio has worked in news­pa­pers since 1999, in­clud­ing four years with The News, three years cov­er­ing high school foot­ball in Val­dosta and cov­er­ing sports across three years for the As­so­ci­ated Press. He at­tended the Univer­sity of South Florida.

“I’m ex­cited for the op­por­tu­nity to work with a great staff and be a part of this great com­mu­nity,” Fazio said. “I’m ea­ger to use our tal­ent and re­sources to not just re­port on the com­mu­nity, but con­tinue to be a part of it and help shape Newton County’s fu­ture through our print cov­er­age and by in­creas- in­gly us­ing the in­ter­net to in­ter­act and con­nect with read­ers.”

Fazio said he wants to fo­cus on sto­ries that help res­i­dents bet­ter un­der­stand their com­mu­nity and get in­volved.

The News’ Publisher Pat Ca­vanaugh said he was pleased by the op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote Fazio to the top spot.

“He has been an in­te­gral part of our news­pa­per staff, brings an un­bri­dled en­thu­si­asm and ex­cite­ment to our ed­i­to­rial prod­uct and is sur­round­ing him­self with an ag­gres­sive staff of young pro­fes­sion­als,“Ca­vanaugh said.

Fazio can be reached at bfazio@cov­ or by phone at 770-28-1438.

For­mer ed­i­tor Jan Phillips has agreed to stay on with The News as the pa­per’s copy ed­i­tor from her

home in Greenville, S.C.

Sabas­tian Wee, the for­mer ed­i­tor of the col­lege pa­pers at Ge­or­gia Perime­ter Col­lege (The Collegian) and Ge­or­gia State Univer­sity (The Sig­nal), has been hired as the pa­per’s de­sign ed­i­tor to han­dle day-to­day lay­out and set the cre­ative di­rec­tion for the pa­per.

Gabriel Khouli has been pro­moted to news ed­i­tor to as­sist in run­ning the news­room, but his day-to-day du­ties as the pa­per’s lo­cal gov­ern­ment and busi­ness reporter will re­main un­changed.

Am­ber Pittman is re­turn­ing to the news­room to ex­pand the pa­per’s en­ter­tain­ment cov­er­age and in­crease In­ter­net and so­cial me­dia con­nec­tiv­ity with read­ers.

Con­tact in­for­ma­tion for all of The News’ em­ploy­ees can be found on Cov­ by click­ing on the “Con­tact Us” tab at the top of the web­site.



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