Shannon J. Allen has been named the publisher of The Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, Alabama.
“I couldn’t be more excited to make this announcement,” Owner Patrick Graham said. “Shannon’s love for and dedication to our community has been on full display during his more than three decades here at The Reporter. This is an opportunity that is long overdue for someone of Shannon’s caliber, and I have no doubt he is going to do an outstanding job moving forward in his new role as the newspaper’s publisher.”
Allen previously served as the longtime sports editor of The Reporter, joining the paper in May 1988 upon his graduation from college. Allen has spent his entire 32-year career in the newspaper business at The Reporter.
Allen replaces Kim Patterson, who is no longer with the newspaper.