Tim Rogers, a veteran journalist with experience at small and large newspapers in the South and other parts of the country, has been named news editor for North and South Carolina for The Associated Press.
The appointment was announced Wednesday by Lisa Marie Pane, the AP's regional editor for the South.
Rogers, 46, most recently was the editor of The Daily Citizen in Dalton, Ga. He previously was editor of The Wilson (N.C.) Times and was assistant managing editor of new media and local news at The Wichita Eagle in Kansas. He began his career as a reporter for the Centre Daily Times at State College, Pa., and also worked as a reporter and editor in various capacities at the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. He succeeds Evan Berland, who was promoted to the AP's deputy editor of the East region.
"Tim is a demonstrated news leader. He knows the value of community journalism in small and large markets, how to run a big story," Pane said. "Tim comes to the job with a clear vision for overseeing a strong report in both states."
Rogers, who grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C., understands the South and the changing needs of the news industry, a combination that will serve news consumers and AP members well, said Michelle Williams, AP bureau chief for the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama.
Rogers has a bachelor's degree from Penn State University. He is married and has three children.