August 3, 2013 6:47:49 PM
William Browning has joined The Dispatch news staff as news editor, managing editor Slim Smith announced.
Browning, 33, a native of Hattiesburg, and his wife, Joy, come to Columbus from Jacksonville, Fla., where he worked for the Jacksonville Times-Union as military reporter and a member of the newspaper's enterprise reporting team.
The 2007 University of Mississippi graduate had previously worked as staff writer and crime reporter at the Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune (2009-2012) and as news editor at the Greenwood Commonwealth (2007-2009).
In addition to his duties as news editor, Browning will also report on business and economic development for The Dispatch.
"We feel very fortunate to have William join our staff," Smith said. "His range of experiences and his writing skills will be a great asset to our news operations."