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Dan Spears

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Wilmington NC
Sports Editor
Covers:  acc, unc-wilmington athletics, high school sports, wilmington n.c., running, baseball, college basketball, golf

Wilmington (NC) StarNews Sports Editor; Runner, volleyball player

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Biography

Sports Editor at the Wilmington StarNews since Sept. 2008. Stop 4 on my life's Southern Tour. Previous appearances in Augusta, Ga., (Aug. 2002-Aug. 2006), Hagerstown, Md. (Feb. 1998-July 2002) and Anderson, S.C. (May 1995-Feb. 1998). Runner, volleyball player, golfer.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Copy editor, page designer, phone call taker. My immediate boss quit one week after I started. Talk about jumping in the deep end

Have you ever used a typewriter?

of course. I was born in the early 70s

How is social media changing news?

The immediacy of things is amazing, but it also has forced some people to lose focus on the big picture vs. the one right in front of them

Awards

North Carolina Press Association

2012 - Sports Coverage
Comprehensive coverage of sports in print and online for 2012 in Division F (daily circulation 35K+)