John Anderson has been named editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Publisher Justin Wilcox said the veteran journalist will take over management of the Tyler print and digital news operations.
“John’s broad experience in covering news, sports and community events, and his energy and excitement for engaging readers in new ways, is a great fit for Tyler,” Wilcox said. “He will help us reengage with our community and grow our business.”
Anderson most recently worked as editor of the Batavia Daily News in New York. Previously, he was regional editor for a group of Gatehouse Media newspapers and a bureau chief for the Olean Times Herald. Anderson started his career as a sports editor, including covering Super Bowl XXVIII, a Dallas Cowboys victory over the Buffalo Bills.
In 2019, the New York State Publishers Association and New York Press Association awarded Anderson’s newsroom 12 top awards. He not only assisted in editing, but also wrote stories in several of the categories. The newspaper won for investigative reporting, best video, sports coverage, news features and advertising supplements. Anderson is a past Associated Press columnist of the year and twice won the national columnist of the year for Gatehouse Media.
Anderson also is an engaged member of his community. He was honored with a chamber of commerce person of the year award, has served as a board member with the United Way and was a member of Rotary Club, Lions Club, Loyal Order of the Moose and was a volunteer firefighter. He is a Sons of the American Legion member as well.
Anderson has three children, Brendan, Nick and Rayanna. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 903-596-6281.
Anderson also volunteered and served as a board member or president in youth football, Little League, youth wrestling and youth basketball. He has been a varsity girls volleyball coach, assistant varsity baseball coach and was an assistant baseball coach at Genesee Community College. In 2013, he led a Senior Little League team to a state championship win and they placed in the national tournament. He also worked in radio, television and as a public address announcer.
“There are so many great stories in Tyler and Smith County, and I look forward to working with our talented staff in telling them online, on social media and in print,” Anderson said.
Anderson will replace Emily Guevara, who is leaving the company Nov. 1 to pursue other opportunities.