OHIO VALLEY — Morgan McKinniss has joined the Ohio Valley Publishing editorial staff.
McKinniss, a native of Gallia County, is the son of Terry and Faith McKinniss, longtime residents of Gallipolis. He’s a 2011 graduate of Gallia Academy and a 2016 graduate of Marshall University with a BLA in English Literature. He currently resides in Clay Township with wife, Mary.
“We are very glad to have Morgan join our team,” said OVP publisher, Bud Hunt. “Because he grew up here many of our readers know Morgan and I encourage those who don’t to get to know him. Our readers will benefit from having an already familiar face in the newsroom.”
Morgan is also the grandson of the late Bernard McKinniss and Barb McKinniss, who were previous owners of “The Telegram” in Wellston.
With newspaper work in his family, Morgan has an understanding of the power of the press.
“What we say has always been more important than how we say it, but how we say it has never been as important as it is now,” he said. “It is my goal as a reporter to tell the stories and news of this community as accurately as possible, and in a way that is both effective and worthwhile.”
Morgan will be primarily working out of the Gallipolis Daily Tribune office as well as taking on some assignments for the Point Pleasant Register.
“With Morgan’s knowledge of the area and appreciation of seeking out new stories to tell, I’m sure he’ll fit in well with the OVP team,” Editor Beth Sergent, said.
In addition to reporting, Morgan is a youth minister for the Good News Baptist Church on Georges Creek Road. He previously was employed as a substitute teacher for Gallia Local Schools and dispatcher for Gallia County 911.
Contact Morgan with story ideas at 740-446-2342 or at [email protected]
(Editor’s Note: Ohio Valley Publishing includes the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Point Pleasant Register, The Daily Sentinel and Sunday Times-Sentinel.)