The editor of The Daily Post-Athenian has taken on a new title.

Monroe County Advocate & Democrat Publisher Jeff Schumacher has announced the creation of a regional editor position at the paper and has named DPA Editor Dewey Morgan to that role.

In this role, Morgan will oversee the editorial portion of both The DPA and the Monroe County Advocate & Democrat.

“Dewey has shown his abilities as a leader here at The Daily Post-Athenian and I am confident he will continue that same professional leadership in his new role,” Schumacher said. “I look forward to having Dewey as part of the Advocate & Democrat’s team.”

The DPA, which covers McMinn and Meigs counties, publishes three papers each week and regularly updates its website to keep readers informed.

“I am honored by this announcement and appreciative to Jeff for having the confidence in me to take on this new role,” Morgan said. “However, the staff at both The DPA and the Advocate & Democrat are the keys to both papers’ ability to keep readers informed with local content. Staff writers Andy Brusseau and Cam Belk and Sports writers Scott Power and Gabe Garcia at The DPA, as well as Staff writer Shane Duncan and Sports writer Tyler Wombles and Correspondents Jessica Kent and Michael Thomason at the Advocate & Democrat are invaluable to each publication.”

Morgan has been an employee of The DPA since September 2012. His primarily role on the news staff prior to becoming editor was covering crime and courts, as well as government coverage of the cities of Niota, Calhoun and Etowah.

He was promoted to editor on July 9, 2018.

Prior to being hired by The DPA, Morgan was the sports editor for five years at the Loudon County News-Herald, a sister paper.

Morgan holds a master’s degree in teaching from Lee University in Cleveland, graduating in spring 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Lee University in spring 2005.

Morgan is a 2001 graduate of the former College Heights Christian Academy in Hendersonville. He is an Etowah native and is the son of Quay and Joanne Morgan.

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