ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Appen Media Group, publishers of the Herald newspapers and the Dunwoody Crier, has named Patrick Fox managing editor. For the past several years, he has focused on government and business in Alpharetta and Roswell.
Fox came to the paper in 2014 after 25 years with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where he served as a designer, copy editor and reporter.
Before that, he spent four years as a news editor at The Hutchinson News in Hutchinson, Kansas.
“Pat brings a level of expertise to our newsroom that few community newsrooms can claim,” Appen Publisher Hans Appen said. “We are proud and excited to have him at the helm.”
A graduate of Wichita State University, Fox began his career as a reporter for a small weekly newspaper in Marion, Kansas.
“Having begun my career in a small setting, I recognize the value of community journalism and how it connects residents with issues that have a direct impact on their lives,” Fox said. “While north Atlanta is hardly a small setting, its residents are affected by local issues decided by local leaders. I plan to bring those issues to light using our talented staff of award-winning reporters.”