Evans named managing editor of The Valley Times

Published 9:09 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Daniel Evans has been named managing editor of the Valley Times-News and its affiliated publications and website. Evans began his work with the Times-News on Monday and lives with his family in nearby LaGrange, where he also serves as the managing editor for The LaGrange Daily News.

Evans, a native of Woodstock, Alabama, has worked as the managing editor of The LaGrange Daily News since May of 2017, and will retain his responsibilities in LaGrange as he assumes new duties in Valley. Evans replaces Steven Thomas, who is no longer with the company. Both newspapers are part of the Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI) organization of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

“Daniel is a fantastic editor who has earned this opportunity through hard work, development of his skills as a journalist and good judgement,” Baker Ellis, publisher of the Valley Times-News, said of the new hire. “He is a skilled and savvy reporter who connects well with everyone he meets, and he will make an immediate and positive impact on our daily news report. His work to this point in LaGrange has been above reproach, and has led to a resurgence of strong, quality, daily journalism there. I fully expect his skillset to translate to the Greater Valley Area and the Valley Times-News as well.”

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Evans and his wife, Alyssa, are both graduates of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and have a one-year-old daughter, Autumn.

“I am eager to get started in Valley, to begin working with our staff there and serving our readers,” Evans said. “I have enjoyed my time in LaGrange, and am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to expand my role.”