Natalie Henry has been hired as a new general assignment reporter for The Richmond County Daily Journal.
Her first day on the job was Monday.
Henry, 24, will fill the part-time position in the office. Along with some feature and hard news reporting, Henry will process obituaries, community calendar items, church briefs and news releases.
She graduated from East Tennessee State University with a focus on broadcast journalism.
“I’m very pleased to be working at The Daily Journal,” Henry said. “It’s great to have a job where I can utilize my degree.”
Kevin Spradlin, editor and content manager at the newspaper, said the addition of Henry to the staff rounds out the four-person newsroom at The Daily Journal. Henry, Spradlin said, is expected to fit in well at the newspaper and in Richmond County.
“Natalie seems to be a real people person,” Spradlin said. “Her interviewing skills are solid already. With her background in radio journalism and her passion for the industry, Natalie has as much energy as anyone and I’m sure will display a solid work ethic.”
Spradlin noted Henry also is well-versed in multimedia and will use that skillset to help enhance existing coverage of community events. As a general assignment reporter, Henry will report on a variety of issues that impact and involve the people of Richmond County.
Henry said she’s eager to learn more about the history and culture of Richmond County and the people who live here. She said she’s looking forward to covering community events and to see “what the area has to offer.”
The Daily Journal, published Tuesday through Saturday, is owned by Davidson-based Civitas Media. Civitas Media 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.