Breaking news reporter for the Hattiesburg American, otherwise art and music lover, gadget geek and news junkie. Find me at the beach.

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Biography

Digital and social media editor for the Hattiesburg American in south Mississippi. I have been a reporter, photographer, copy editor, page designer, features editor, opinion writer and mobile journalist. Now I do all of the above and more.

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@LiciBev — 2,143 followers, 41,626 tweets

Sep 19, 2017

Councilwomen Mary Dryden and Deborah Delgado are talking about the rezoning of 314 Bay St. https://t.co/tSyB5k4LZH

Sep 19, 2017

Not as many people as yesterday but still a good crowd. https://t.co/0TupqIeawj

Sep 19, 2017

Forrest County election commissioner Tyler Wood resigns after less than a year  http://hatne.ws/2yc55e1  via @hburgamerican

Sep 19, 2017

Hattiesburg woman charged with arson after allegedly setting clothes on fire  http://hatne.ws/2yb3gOC  via @hburgamerican

Sep 19, 2017

Jones County Junior College student goes from addiction and jail to welding career  http://hatne.ws/2xL3zDH  via @hburgamerican

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a page designer for The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss. I worked nights. I loved the job, but not the hours.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I learned to type on a manual typewriter at a summer program whenI was 8.

How is social media changing news?

Social media gives more of a sense of immediacy to news. It is also more interactive. And, mistakes are easier to make, harder to clean up.

Mississippi Press Association

2011 - Best website
Second-place award for best website for a daily newspaper in Mississippi.

Associated Press Media Editors

2011 - Best website
Second-place award for best website in Division III for a daily newspaper in Mississippi and Louisiana.