States Newsroom launches West Virginia Watch, hires three

States Newsroom has launched West Virginia Watch to provide free, high-quality, non-partisan reporting on the important issues affecting the Mountain State. The newsroom will be led by editor-in-chief Leann Ray (as announced in May and covered by Talking Biz News.)   Amelia Ferrell Knisely has joined as an investigative reporter. Previously, she was a reporter […]

Ray named EIC of States Newsroom West Virginia

Leann Ray will join States Newsroom as editor in chief of its West Virginia branch. Recently, she was at the Charleston Gazette-Mail, where she worked for more than eight years. There, Ray held the posts of news editor, breaking news editor and city editor. Before that, she was a copy editor at the Charleston Gazette. […]

Kersey joins Gazette-Mail as county and city reporter

Lori Kersey is rejoining the Charleston Gazette-Mail as a county and city reporter. She previously worked at the Gazette-Mail as a reporter and editor covering health, business, city of Charleston and Kanawha County. She has also freelanced for the Charleston Gazette-Mail, River Cities Magazine, West Virginia Executive and Tri-State Living magazine. She is also a […]