Gabe Whisnant, who joined the Spartanburg (South Carolina) Herald-Journal three years ago as assistant managing editor/digital editor, has been named news director.
Whisnant will oversee day-to-day operations of the newsroom, leading a team of 12 journalists covering Spartanburg and Spartanburg County. He has been serving as interim news director since April 20.
“Gabe is committed to this community and to meaningful journalism that will keep residents informed and help move Spartanburg forward,” said Executive Editor Steve Bruss. “I’m excited to work with Gabe and to watch him lead this talented team.”
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