Carter named Delaware Gazette editor

Staff report

The Delaware Gazette newsroom is now under new leadership.

Andrew Carter has been named editor of the newspaper, bringing with him 27 years of experience in print and broadcast journalism and public relations.

“We are thrilled to have found someone who will be an excellent fit at the Delaware Gazette and in the community,” said General Manager Sherry Fisher Scroggins. “Carter’s ability to understand community issues will be a key benefit to making the Gazette a better newspaper. Under his leadership, I am confident the Delaware Gazette will continue to build on its commitment to local news and the community.”

Carter, age 50, succeeds Anthony Conchel as editor of the Gazette. Conchel is leaving to pursue other career opportunities.

“This is an exciting opportunity for my family and I,” said Carter, who was a reporter at the Gazette in 2015. “I’m honored and grateful to have been selected to serve as the Gazette’s editor. I believe in community journalism and I’m looking forward to helping share the many compelling stories that are waiting to be told about Delaware County.”

Carter comes to Delaware from The Marion Star in Marion County, where he served as the Life In Marion reporter, covering arts and entertainment, education, business, community events and human interest stories. He previously served as managing editor of Ohio Valley Publishing, supervising three daily newspapers in Gallia and Meigs counties in southeast Ohio and Mason County in West Virginia.

During his career, Carter has also worked as a radio news and sports director and director of public and sports information for the University of Rio Grande in southeast Ohio.

Carter and his wife have been married for 26 years. They have one son.

Staff report