The Trussville Tribune is pleased to announce that Anna McFall will be taking over managing editor duties this week.
“I am extremely pleased to have Anna join our staff and take over the reins of Managing Editor of The Tribune,” Publisher Scott Buttram said. “She brings a wealth of experience to the newspaper from which our readers will benefit and is uniquely poised to continue the growth that we have seen over the last several years.”
McFall is an enthusiastic, young professional with a solid background in communications and community outreach. She previously worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for a disaster response nonprofit organization in Tuscaloosa
She has also contributed to several news outlets, and has worked with media groups such as the SEC Digital Network and The Associated Press. Her experience includes: news writing, media relations, community outreach and digital news. She is a current member of the Alabama Humanities Foundation junior board, as well.
A Trussville native, McFall graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 2004. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Journalism from the University of Montevallo in 2010.
“I am happy to be a part of a city that is vibrant and full of growth and potential,” McFall said.
She also said she would like to thank all of the staff and supporters of The Tribune. She is looking forward to being back in Trussville and contributing to the surrounding communities.
“I want to also acknowledge the outstanding job that Alex Headley and Crystal McGough have done in managing the paper during this interim period,” Buttram said. “They both seized the opportunity to grow professionally and provided a seamless transition to new leadership.”
Former Co-Managing Editors Headley and McGough will be taking on new roles in the organization. Headley’s new title is Sports Editor and McGough has taken on the role of Copy Editor.
“Critical to our success as a community newspaper is the fact that we have a homegrown editorial staff,” Buttram said. “Anna is a Hewitt grad, while Alex is a Pinson Valley grad and Crystal is a Clay-Chalkville grad. I believe it is their genuine love for their communities that creates an amazing dynamic for a community newspaper. More importantly, I hope our students in Trussville, Clay and Pinson are taking note, and that they are motivated and inspired by the fact that this staff was sitting in the same seats and same classrooms where they find themselves today.”