The newest member of the Richmond County’s Daily Journal’s newsroom traded in his television camera for a reporter’s notebook.
William R. Toler joins the Daily Journal staff as government and public safety reporter. His first day of work was Monday.
Toler, 32, is returning to print following a six-year stint in television news. During that time, he worked as a production assistant, videographer and video editor.
“William’s experience as a print and broadcast journalist will be an asset to our team,” said Corey Friedman, the Daily Journal’s editor. “He’s shown himself to be a skilled storyteller in images, words and video, and I know he’ll do great work telling Richmond County’s stories.”
Previously, Toler worked as a copywriter for an advertising agency and reporter for the Beaufort Observer, a weekly newspaper in Washington, N.C. He has also contributed to several alternative media outlets.
In 2004, Toler graduated from Craven Community College in New Bern with a degree in marketing. While at CCC, he was involved with several organizations, including the student newspaper.
Toler will cover the city of Rockingham, Richmond County government, crime, courts and emergency services for the Daily Journal. Reach him at 910-997-3111, ext. 16.
The Daily Journal, published Tuesday through Saturday, is owned by Davidson-based Civitas Media. Civitas oversees more than 100 publications and employs more than 1,400 people in 11 states. The company’s 35 daily, 28 weekend and 63 weekly publications have a combined circulation of more than 1.6 million.