William Ramsey on Muck Rack

William Ramsey

Waynesboro, Va.
News Director — The News Leader (Staunton, VA)

Telling stories from the Shenandoah Valley. Watching football. Won't stay throwed. News director at newsleader.com, part of @USATODAY Network.

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Guiding content for The News Leader in Va., leading investigations, telling people's stories and chasing our digital future. Career in newspapers through TX, Univ. of Kan., KS, Washington State, but with a detour into software content development at Rosetta Stone.

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@wmramsey — 888 followers, 8,023 tweets

RT @kimberly_wethal: Has a source ever not liked a story so much that they sent you back a scanned copy of your newspaper page with copy… https://t.co/95k6SKMZiP
I cringed a little about the lard cake icing. Then I realized I actually have an appointment tomorrow to pick up lard (leaf lard) from my local organic pig farmer to use in baking and making fries. Ha!
RT @dberrygannett: Tuning in to watch @USATODAY Black History Month Black Authors Showcase featuring Jesse Holland and Rochelle Riley. https://t.co/kZAgSE8t21
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Interning at the now-defunct Dallas Times Herald, filing investigative reporting documents. Had to take a bus 1.5 hours each way, every day.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

@wmramsey on Twitter

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