In case you missed it, a new byline is starting to crop up on the NC Policy Watch websites. It gives me great pleasure to announce that veteran journalist Greg Childress recently joined our team as the PW education reporter.
If that name sounds familiar, it should. Greg comes to Policy Watch after nearly 30 years at The Herald-Sun of Durham, where he spent his last five years covering the Durham Public Schools, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools. Greg also covered city and county governments in Durham and Orange counties, higher education and spent 10 years as an associate editorial page editor.
At Policy Watch, Greg will put his long list of contacts and three decades of journalism experience to work doing what his predecessors in the position — Lindsay Wagner and Billy Ball — have been doing for the last several years: chronicling the ongoing policy battles over the future of public education and breaking important stories that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. We’re thrilled to have Greg on board and urge advocates, teachers, administrators, parents, students and elected officials to follow his stories and reach out to him. You can contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-861-2066 and follow him on Twitter at gchild6645.