Carl Smith has been named news editor of Starkville Daily News. He began his duties Tuesday.
Smith is a native of Indianola. He graduated Mississippi State University with a degree in communication and served as editor-in-chief of The Reflector, the universityâ€™s student-run newspaper.
Most recently, Smith served as a staff writer at The Magee Courier / Simpson County News in Magee.
Besides his passions for journalism and his alma mater, Smith said his interests include sports, music, history and politics.
â€śI consider Starkville to be my second home and am very grateful for the opportunity to come back,â€ť Smith said. â€śI look forward to returning to this town as a young professional.â€ť
Smithâ€™s responsibilities will include coverage of the meetings of supervisors, aldermen, school boards and breaking news.
â€śWe are fortunate to have Carl join our staff and look forward to working with him as we bring new features to the newspaper.â€ť said Leilani Salter, editor of Starkville Daily News.