Catherine Kohn has been named editor of The Moultrie News.
Below is an excerpt note from Kohn:
I’m a Canadian transplant from childhood who grew up moving around the country as my father, who worked on the early space program, moved with government contracts. Eventually we settled in Sarasota, Florida, where I attended high school. Even then my love of journalism was evident. I was the news editor for the school paper.
Eventually, after trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, which took me down many paths, I decided to make a change and finish my education at the University of South Florida. I majored in writing and spent a lot of time in the theater as well.
I worked on the college’s daily paper in features.
I have worked as a copy editor for Knight Ridder, reporter for the Hollywood Sun-Tattler, run a small business, did a great deal of freelance writing and editing, worked as a designer for the University of South Florida, was a special sections editor/education reporter/news editor/features editor for the Winter Haven News Chief.
I was also a certified English teacher for grades K through 12 and especially enjoyed teaching high school, which included journalism classes. I was the associate director for the Associate Church Press for many years.
I taught Chinese teachers of English some of the methods used in U.S. schools to engage students when learning language and also worked as a freelance editor for universities.
I am thrilled to become the editor of the Moultrie News because community news is as important as what we read every day in The Post and Courier, The Washington Post or The New York Times. When we share our successes and failures, our joys and trials and the truth about where we live (both good and bad) we grow as a community. Our paper informs readers of all the vital aspects of their hometown, whether it’s a great teacher or coach making a difference with students, or city government making a decision, or a new business opening and hiring workers.
We want to know what’s going on and I welcome your input. If you know of someone or something you believe deserves recognition, or if you have a concern about an unsafe situation, whatever it is, please contact me. This is my home now. I want to help make our neighborhoods the very best they can be. I’ll be waiting to hear from you. email@example.com.