Veteran newspaper editor and reporter Joe Earle has been named managing editor of Reporter Newspapers by Publisher Steve Levene.
Earle, 57, will oversee news coverage in the Brookhaven Reporter, the Buckhead Reporter and the Sandy Springs Reporter newspapers.
“I’m glad to be returning to covering local news,” Earle said. “I covered Sandy Springs and other north Fulton County communities more than 20 years ago and it’s interesting to see how the area has changed as it has grown and matured. It will be fascinating to see where these communities go from here.”
Earle worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1986 until last year. He held a variety of editing positions on the Journal-Constitution’s local news staff and directed news coverage of the city of Atlanta, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Rockdale County and other communities throughout the state of Georgia.
He was part of the team of reporters and editors who covered the slaying of DeKalb Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown and the subsequent conviction for the murder of former DeKalb Sheriff Sidney Dorsey.
Before joining the Journal-Constitution, Earle worked at daily newspapers in Wichita, Kan., and Greenville, S.C. He graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.