- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Longtime community newspaper journalist Terri Likens has been named managing editor of the Herald-Citizen newspaper.

The 58-year-old Likens comes to Cookeville’s daily newspaper after working the past few months as editor-at-large for Landmark Communications Inc. in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The Herald-Citizen (https://bit.ly/29oC19V ) reported that Likens previously worked 13 years as editor of the Roane County News in Kingston, Tennessee.

She began her newspaper career in 1981 as a reporter at The Daily News of Middlesboro, Kentucky. She also was a reporter at the Wilmington (North Carolina) StarNews and Evansville (Indiana) Courier during the 1980s and 1990s. Her career also included a stint as reporter and supervisor at the Chicago bureau of The Associated Press.

Herald-Citizen Publisher Jack McNeely said he’s happy to find someone with such a background in community journalism.

Likens started in late June.

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Information from: Cookeville Herald-Citizen, https://www.herald-citizen.com/

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