Bryan Stevens, a seasoned journalist and East Tennessee State University adjunct instructor with long family roots in Unicoi County, has been named managing editor of The Erwin Record in Tennessee.
Publisher Lisa Whaley said: “His background, experience and continuing passion for community journalism makes him a perfect fit for Unicoi County.”
The 54-year-old is an award-winning journalist and has served as editor at two Northeast Tennessee newspapers — the weekly Jonesborough Herald & Tribune, where he worked for four years, and the daily Elizabethton Star, where he spent 13 years as lifestyles editor, assistant editor and, finally, as managing editor. In addition, he has written for the Bristol Herald Courier, The Loafer and the Carter County Compass.
Stevens already has ties to the Record, having spent two years as senior staff writer at the newspaper in 2004 and 2005. His younger brother, Mark A. Stevens, was also publisher of the Record from 1997 until 2011.