FROM STAFF REPORTS
Colleen McCarthy has joined Starkville Daily News as a general assignment reporter.
An Ohio native, she is a recent graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish.
While in school, she was a member of Phi Beta Chi Professional Communications Fraternity. McCarthy was also a staff writer for the University of Daytonâ€™s newspaper, The Flyer News.
She interned at Starkville Daily News and Mississippi State Universityâ€™s radio station, WMSV, in 2007 and chose to return to Starkville to begin her career.
â€śColleen will be a great addition to our staff,â€ť said SDN Editor Leilani Salter. â€śAs a general assignment reporter she will cover a variety of topics in the county. We feel fortunate that she chose to come to Starkville to begin her career.â€ť
Her future career goal is to work as a foreign correspondent for a major news organization in Latin America.
â€śAlthough I was not born in Mississippi, I feel very much at home here, expecially with extended family living in Columbus,â€ť said McCarthy.