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Dawson County News names Rio White as new staff writer
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Rio White, DCN's new staff writer and sports reporter. - photo by Erica Jones

Dawson County News has hired Rio White as a staff writer. His main topic for coverage will be sports. 

“My aim is to tell the human side of sports coverage,” White said. “While the statistics are what people see at the end of a game, it is the background stories of each athlete that often reveal much more."

White, who lived in Cherokee County for 12 years before recently moving to the Roswell area, recently graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. 

While attending KSU, White was active in student media, serving as a staff writer, sports editor and managing editor of The Sentinel student-run newspaper. He also served one semester as the Sports Director of Owl Radio. 

White said he looks forward to becoming immersed in the local community. 

“For all of the bustling coverage that is heard on a constant basis from national and local news, it is important to remember where we all come from,” White said. “That is where community journalism steps in.” 

DCN editor Erica Jones said that she is thrilled to have White joining the newspaper’s staff and looks forward to all he will bring to the team. 

“Rio has an obvious passion for sports and for storytelling, which is exactly what we needed to fill this role,” Jones said. “I look forward to working with him and to all that he will bring to the DCN team and the Dawson County community.”