Frank Taylor joins Carolina Public Press as its new managing editor.

Press release from Carolina Public Press:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Carolina Public Press is pleased to announce that Frank Taylor has joined its staff as the first full-time managing editor of the online nonprofit news organization focused on in-depth and investigative news for Western North Carolina.

Taylor has worked in the news media for more than 20 years before joining Carolina Public Press. He was as an editorial writer and columnist for The Fayetteville Observer from 2013 to 2015 and managing editor of The Lincoln Times-News of Lincolnton, N.C., from 2008 to 2013. He and a colleague won the 2012 N.C. Press Association Freedom of Information Award for their investigation of an improperly closed session of the Lincolnton City Council in which the city manager sought financial backing as he threatened to sue an independent journalist.

Taylor received his master’s degree from the UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2014 and a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College of Illinois in 1991.

“Frank brings an impeccable nose for news and a passion for investigative reporting to Carolina Public Press,” said Executive Director Angie Newsome. “He is already helping focus our team on producing impactful and unique regional and local journalism, and I’m excited to be able to work with him.”

Based in Asheville, Taylor assumes responsibility for the news operations of Carolina Public Press, including managing its in-depth and investigative news projects and public interest news from its bureau in Raleigh. Taylor reports to Newsome, who will focus on the organization’s strategic planning, product development and long-term sustainability.

For more information, contact Taylor at 828-774-5290 or

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Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at

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