- Associated Press - Sunday, June 14, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal’s reporter for local government and politics is being promoted to editor.

The Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1IUNn1S ) that 26-year-old Rod Guajardo will succeed Lloyd Gray, who’s been editor for 23 years.

Gray is leaving to become executive director of The Phil Hardin Foundation in Meridian.

Guajardo grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and was news editor of The Natchez Democrat before joining the Tupelo newspaper.

Daily Journal publisher and CEO Clay Foster announced his appointment and three other promotions.

Education reporter Chris Kieffer will become managing editor for multimedia and enterprise reporting.

Monroe Journal General Manager Charlie Langford will become the Daily Journal’s managing editor for production, responsible for the print newspaper’s design and visual presentation.

Regional editor Stephanie Rebman will become news editor.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com


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