As The Mountain Advocate begins its 115th year, we proudly announce Charles Myrick as the new Managing Editor.
Myrick has been a vital part of the newspaper for 16 years. His experience, skill set and dedication to the community made him the easy choice to lead the newsroom.
“Charles is a Knox native, a highly experienced newspaper professional who has an amazing grasp of both technology and graphic design. He is easy to work with and I am thrilled to have him leading our Mountain Advocate team,” said Mountain Advocate Publisher Jay Nolan.
Myrick, after working in the Information Technology industry, returned to his hometown in 2003. Later that year, he accepted a position as graphic designer for The Mountain Advocate, and has since worked in capacities ranging from subscriptions to advertising manager, webmaster, and editor before moving into a corporate position overseeing the digital platform for all of Nolan Group Media’s eight newspapers. Now, in addition to Digital Editor for Nolan Group Media, he has taken on the mantle of Managing Editor with his hometown newspaper, overseeing the staff and production of the newspaper that has served Knox County for 115 years.
Myrick is also actively involved in the media ministry of New Heights Church in Middlesboro, Kentucky, and a proud cat-daddy to his 4-year-old cat Sheldon. His hobbies include music, graphic and web design, movies and photography. After high school, he attended Western Kentucky University where he focused on a major in Print Journalism.
“I am excited to work with our staff to bring The Mountain Advocate back to prominence in the community as Knox County’s news leader,” Myrick said. “I am thankful for Jay Nolan trusting me to lead his newspaper into its 115th year. We have some really great days ahead! We’re going to make year 115 a banner year for the Advocate!”