Dan Marsh, 43, of Arkadelphia, Ark., has been named managing editor of The Ada News, said publisher Lone’ Beasley.
Marsh assumed editing duties on July 1. A graduate of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Marsh has worked in the newspaper business for 24 years. He was a reporter for the Hope Star daily newspaper in Hope, Ark., during Bill Clinton’s first run for President (Clinton was born in Hope), and went on to work as a reporter for daily newspapers across southwest Arkansas.
In 1999, Marsh moved to Texas, where he was an editor for the Herald Democrat (Sherman, Texas) and the McKinney Courier-Gazette (McKinney, Texas). He returned to Arkansas in 2006, becoming editor of the Arkadelphia Siftings Herald. He also worked as a features writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas’ only statewide newspaper, in Little Rock.
His writing and page designs have won Associated Press awards in Arkansas and Texas. His bachelors of arts degree is in mass media.
“My focus has always been on local news,” Marsh said. “Wherever I’ve worked, I have always tried to serve local readers, and that will continue to be my focus here in Ada.”
He said The Ada News is a strong newspaper and it is his goal to continue that tradition. “We have an excellent news staff, and I feel that I am in very good hands as I get to know the needs of Ada. I welcome input from readers.”
“Dan has had a wealth of experience in the newspaper business,” Beasley said. “He will provide the professional leadership The Ada News needs to fulfilll our mission of being the information source for our area. We look forward to benefiting from his creativity, talent and expertise.”