Travis, Norwood take on new roles
A new sports editor and a features editor have been named at the Daily News in conjunction with the newspaper's redesign process, General Manager Ray McKeithan has announced.
Kevin Travis, who has been assistant sports editor since December 2000, has been named sports editor. Jules Norwood, who joined the news staff in June 2002, has been named features editor.
Jason Boyd, who previously served as sports editor, is remaining on the staff at the same time he is "developing his cross-media talents as host of a sports talk show that is part of the ESPN radio network," McKeithan said.
Travis earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in sociology from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
He was sports editor of the Bellevue Gazette -- Ohio's smallest daily paper -- from 1993 to August 2000, when he moved to North Carolina and became a sports writer at the Wilson Daily Times.
A native of Washington, Norwood graduated from Washington High School in 1998. In May 2002, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in English, with honors, and a minor in creative writing.
Executive Editor Rachel Hackney added her enthusiastic support of the staff changes. "We have two very capable people stepping into these positions. Not only do they have an excellent work ethic, but they are truly wonderful people to know."