By John Quinney, Interim President and Publisher
We are pleased to announce that Kim MacQueen is joining the paper as our News Editor, effective immediately.
Kim is an experienced writer and editor with a career that spans community newspapers, college magazines, and academia. When we contacted Kim, she was finishing up a book on her Italian-American family history, forthcoming from Process Media in early 2022, and working as a freelance editor.
For the previous eight years, Kim was employed at Champlain College. She revived and produced the all-student newspaper, The Crossover; taught classes in writing and publishing in the college’s Professional Writing Program and served as founder and managing editor of the Champlain College Center for Publishing, hiring and supervising up to 12 student writers and editors each semester.
Kim got her start in journalism in 1988 at the Florida Flambeau newspaper in Tallahassee, Florida, where she served as a staff writer and editorial board member. Later on, she learned the community newspaper biz at the Transylvania Times in Brevard, NC. She has also been a writer and editor for magazines at Florida State University, Fordham University, Barnard College and the University of Vermont.
“Reporting and editing the news — telling the stories of the members of a vibrant community — is a calling that I’ve felt since I was in grade school,” she said. “I am so pleased to have the opportunity to join the staff of The Charlotte News. I’m grateful to be chosen to lead the paper’s coverage and am thankful for the warm welcome by the board charged with its stewardship.”
The author of two novels, Kim earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Bay Path University in 2018. She lives in Burlington with her husband Steve and daughters Claire and Rose.