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Zack Harold

Covers:  arts, music, technology, food, human interest
Doesn't Cover: anything not related to west virginia in some way

Managing editor of @WVLiving and Wonderful West Virginia, former @charleywest, traveler, music nerd, Sunday School teacher, @reds fan.

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Hello all, I'm Zack Harold, managing editor of WV Living and Wonderful West Virginia magazines.

Prior to my time in magazines, I worked at the Charleston Daily Mail for nearly six years. During that time I was education reporter, health reporter, statehouse reporter, and life editor.

What was your first job as a journalist?

My senior year of high school, I wrote for "Flipside," a teen journalism program run by the Charleston Gazette. I was instantly hooked.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

John Cotton from "Fly on the Wall." Tony Hillerman's known for his Native American thrillers, but that's a fantastic newspaper thriller.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Phone, email, Twitter...any medium is fine as long as the story has a strong West Virginia-related angle. Otherwise, we won't consider it.


2013 - Best use of social media
DFMies are handed out by Digital First Media to journalists working for its newspapers around the country. I won the inaugural "Best Use of Social Media" award for my online coverage of a gas line explosion in Sissonville, W.Va.

First Place, West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

2013 - Reporting of Governmental Affairs
My story about a convicted felon running for sheriff in Lincoln County won 1st place in the 2013 WVPA's Better Newspaper Contest.