The Robesonian names David Kennard its new executive editor


LUMBERTON — The task of overseeing The Robesonian’s news-gathering operations has been given to a man with almost 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry.

David Kennard began his tenure as The Robesonian’s executive editor on Monday. He occupies an office that has been vacant since Donnie Douglas left the newspaper in March 2020. Kennard comes to Lumberton from Fayetteville, where he helped launch the Greater Fayetteville Business Journal.

“David brings years of experience, with an understanding of journalism that is of the utmost importance to Robeson County,” Publisher Denise Ward said. “We look forward to furthering our commitment to hyperlocal news and community engagement, creating a unique value for our readers and viewers.”

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