Rob Walters, an award-winning journalist with decades of experience, has been named editor of the Kingsport (Tennessee) Times News. Walters joined the Six Rivers Media family from the Bristol Herald Courier, where he had served as managing editor since 2016.
He fills a position left open in January when Stephanie McClellan, who served as Times News editor for more than five years — and was city editor for nearly 20 years prior to that, transferred to the Johnson City Press.
“Rob brings four decades of experience in a diverse variety of markets,” said Times News Publisher Rick Thomason. “Each of those stops in his career has given him challenges he has met and expectations he has exceeded. With almost five years under his belt in the Tri-Cities, he has a broad knowledge of the region and understands the myriad opportunities.”