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Anderson named managing editor of 'Williamson Herald'

Skip Anderson will serve as the next managing editor for the Williamson Herald, according to Derby Jones, the paper’s publisher.

“Skip comes to us with years of experience as a journalist,” Jones said. “After an extensive search, we’re proud that Skip is our successful candidate.”

Anderson is a 1985 graduate of Brentwood High School, and earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Belmont University. He was managing editor of the alternative news weekly Nashville In Review from 1995 to 1998, and worked in the Division of Public Affairs at Vanderbilt University from 1998 to 2007. Since then, he was a media relations liaison with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., and published two books – “Eating to Win with America’s #1 Food Coach” and “The Serious Observer’s Baseball Scorebook,” and worked as a freelance writer for newspapers, websites, and magazines. His experience includes covering the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the county commission and area schools for the Williamson Herald.

Anderson succeeds Donna O’Neil, who is stepping down after serving more than two-and-a-half years as managing editor to work on two book projects. Anderson will be the publication’s third managing editor in its seven years in existence. Mindy Tate, executive director of Franklin Tomorrow, was the paper’s founding editor and publisher.

“I’m thrilled and honored to work with my talented new colleagues at the Herald,” Anderson said. “And I am excited to continue covering people, places and events of Williamson County.”

Posted on: 1/30/2013


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