ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Appen Media Group has announced the promotion of staff writer Carson Cook to editor of the Johns Creek Herald and the paper’s quarterly Answer Book.
“I am honored and eager to further my role with Appen Media,” Cook said. “Covering Johns Creek and the North Fulton community has been incredibly rewarding. I look forward to continue reporting on the local issues that matter to our readers.”
Cook will oversee the Johns Creek Herald and continue to cover Fulton County government and community news for all of Appen Media’s publications. She will also oversee the quarterly Answer Books and facilitate the company’s internship program.
“Carson has entrenched herself in Johns Creek from the day she started with us and truly understands what it takes to be a reporter at a community newspaper,” General Manager Hans Appen said. “Her diverse set of skills covering government, nonprofits, public safety, business – you name it – are invaluable and we are thrilled to announce this well-earned promotion.”
Cook previously worked as a freelancer with the Chattanooga Times Free Press. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was recognized as the communication department’s Outstanding Senior of 2018.
When Appen Media Group recently took home 30 awards from the Association of Free Community Newspapers, Cook was awarded second place in the best original opinion category.
Appen Media Group publishes the Alpharetta-Roswell Herald, the Milton Herald, the Johns Creek Herald, the Forsyth Herald and the Dunwoody Crier. It also publishes the monthly Northside Woman magazine and its quarterly Answer Books.