Associated Press hires Volmert as reporter

Isabella Volmert has joined The Associated Press as a reporter to cover Indiana state government and politics. She wrote on X/Twitter: “I’m so excited to report once again in the state I called home for so long. You can reach me with all things Hoosier + Indianapolis recs at” Volmert comes from The Dallas […]

After a half century in journalism, Dallas Morning News’ Decherd to depart

Robert W. Decherd, great-grandson of The Dallas Morning News’ co-founder and the company’s controlling shareholder, is set to depart. Decherd said: “I’ve had the privilege of riding one of the most important waves in journalistic history. “Everything moves in cycles and always has. Knowing this has helped me stay grounded as local journalism has come […]

Hoyt joins Advance Local Media as Dallas Cowboys beat reporter

Joseph Hoyt will join Advance Local Media’s new outlet Lone Star Live as Dallas Cowboys beat reporter. He wrote on X/Twitter: “I’ve covered high school sports, colleges & more in Dallas. It’s a dream come true to take the next step here.” Since November 2018, Hoyt has been at The Dallas Morning News, recently serving […]

Sports reporter Hoyt to depart the Dallas Morning News

Joe Hoyt, a college sports and Texas Rangers beat reporter, will leave The Dallas Morning News on Aug. 23. He wrote on Twitter: “I’m excited to tell you what’s next, but this wasn’t an easy decision. I went from intern, to high school reporter, to colleges and more here. It will always be home to […]

North Carolina’s nonprofit Asheville Watchdog makes hire, board appointment

The following excerpt was sent out from Keith Campbell, a veteran journalist and former vice president and managing editor of The Dallas Morning News, has been named Asheville Watchdog’s next managing editor. The Watchdog also elected Ty Russell, WLOS News 13’s evening anchor and a member of the News 13 Investigates reporting team, to the board of directors […]

Dallas Morning News hires Shaikh as a breaking news reporter

Muhammad Zaeem Shaikh has joined The Dallas Morning News as a breaking news reporter. Previously, he interned at The Oregonian, where he covered crime, courts and breaking news. Shaikh was a fellow at CalMatters and interned at The Sacramento Bee, where he covered wildfires, earthquakes, plane crashes, courts and crime. Shaikh graduated from California State […]

Myong becomes reporter/producer at Arts Access

Elizabeth Myong is now a reporter/producer at Arts Access, a new collaboration between The Dallas Morning News and KERA, a PBS/NPR affiliate. Myong’s tweet reads: “We want to create a space for voices & dialogue that aren’t traditionally heard in arts & culture news. This means I’ll be telling digital, radio and social stories that […]

Dallas Morning News names Tanglao senior digital director

The following excerpt was sent out: Leezel Tanglao has joined The Dallas Morning News as its senior digital director where she will oversee efforts to reach and better connect the organization’s journalism with more readers throughout North Texas. Tanglao has years of experience leading innovation and increasing membership and audience reach in both national and local media […]

Law360 hires Marfin to cover state and federal courts in Houston

Catherine Marfin, a breaking news reporter at The Dallas Morning News will leave to join Law360 to cover state and federal courts. Marfin will be based in Houston. She was a reporting fellow at the Texas Tribune and interned at the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American-Statesman. Marfin has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from […]

Dallas Morning News reporter Donaldson departing for grad school

Emily Donaldson, education lab engagement reporter at The Dallas Morning News will depart. Donaldson tweets: I’m heading to grad school this fall to study education policy and dive deeper into the policies and systems that shape what kind of an education students receive.” Previously, she was an education reporter at The San Antonio Report in […]