Mayer joins news staff

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Wes Mayer

Wes Mayer joined The Newnan Times-Herald news department this week as a staff reporter.

He will be handling general assignment reporting and covering public safety.

Mayer graduated last month from the University of Georgia and received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with an emphasis in publication management from Grady College. Originally from Carrollton, Georgia, Mayer went to Oak Mountain Academy and graduated in 2009 with a total of 16 fellow classmates. The spring graduation at UGA was with 5,100 “fellow” classmates.

At UGA, Mayer wrote for the independent student newspaper, The Red & Black, in the variety department. There he wrote previews and reviews of music concerts, performances and other events around Athens. During his senior year, the paper began to include reviews of national entertainment such as television shows and video games, and Mayer became the paper’s video game beat reporter. This allowed him to write reviews of any video games he could get his hands on as well as reviews of television shows, including “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad.”

This will be the first time Mayer has covered public safety and crime, but he is excited for his new position at The Newnan Times-Herald.

“I realize that it is going to be a whole different aspect of journalism,” Mayer said, “but I am ready for the challenge. I know that it is going to be a fantastic learning experience for me, and I can’t wait to become involved with the Coweta County community.”




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