Watson named editor of ‘Times Record News’

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The Times Record News has appointed Deanna Watson, a 15-year veteran of the newspaper, as editor.

Watson, 41, succeeds Carroll Wilson, who retired earlier this year, said publisher Darrell Coleman.

Watson first joined the Times Record News when she answered a classified ad that turned out to be for a telemarketing job. Instead, her resume was sent to the managing editor.

After starting out as a reporter and copy editor, Watson has also worked as editorial page editor, columnist, sports columnist, feature designer, regional editor, city editor, managing editor for content and most recently as interim editor.

She has won Associated Press awards for editorial writing, features, sports columns and personal commentary.

Watson moved to Wichita Falls from Athens, Ga., in 1992 with her husband Sam Watson, who is now dean of the Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The couple have two daughters.

Watson is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Wichita Falls where she participates in the Jefferson Awards and the Miracle League Field of Dreams. She’s also a board member of River Bend Nature Center and attends All Saints’ Episcopal Church.

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