A regular name in the bylines for 8 years now, Jessica Webb will now take the top leadership role at Smoky Mountain Times in Bryson City.
Effective July 4, Webb is now publisher/editor, having previously served as general manager/editor and editor since she began with the Times in May 2018. Prior to that, she was a reporter for two other CNI Newspaper publications in the mountains since December 2010.
“Jessica has had a role in shaping the news coverage and operations of community newspapers in Western North Carolina for the past 12 years," said Rachel Hoskins, regional publisher of the Franklin Region of Community Newspapers Inc. "As general manager and editor at the Smoky Mountain Times she has been the guiding hand of the newspaper that serves Bryson City and Swain County. I am excited to see her take this next step. As publisher/editor of the Smoky Mountain Times, she will help provide the vision and voice of the newspaper and I’m totally confident in her abilities to do so.”