Misty Castile Named Editor Of The 'Shreveport Times'

Misty Castile has been named editor of Gannett’s Shreveport Times, the paper reportsShe replaces Scott Ferrell, who has moved to another position in Gannett.

Prior to joining the Times, Castile was managing editor of the Hot Springs Village Voice, the paper where she started her career. 

Castile won multiple Arkansas Press Association writing awards at the Voice, and part of a state leadership team with newsrooms in Mountain Home and Fort Smith.

Gannett sold the Voice earlier this year, and Castille moved to Shreveport. 

She hopes to provide in-depth local journalism, according to the Times.

"We have that advantage of being able to tell a story all the way through, to provide details and insight that you can't get from a news brief, to really dig into topics that matter to the community and to tell the community's stories,” she states. 



"This staff has some of the best journalists I've met in a long time, and they really care about their community and that shows in their writing," she adds.

Louisiana state editor Barbara Leader says she is happy with the choice of Castile to lead the Times newsroom. 

"I'm confident she will continue the great tradition of strong local news reporting and increase the depth of coverage through investigative and enterprise journalism in both our digital and print products,” Leader says.  



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