From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Erik Harris has been named sports editor at The Trussville Tribune.
A 2007 Gardendale High School graduate, Harris earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in May 2012.
Harris has worked as a freelance writer around Birmingham since he graduated from college, spending much of his time covering high school sports for The Trussville Tribune.
“I am truly honored to be involved with such a progressive media outlet,” Harris said. “I honestly don’t know of another weekly newspaper that takes such pride in its work. I only wish that the Tribune would have been around to cover my school back in the day.”
Harris’ responsibilities will include game coverage of sports in Trussville, Clay, and Pinson, as well as working with high school coaches to uncover stories that need to be told.
Gary Lloyd, editor at The Trussville Tribune, said Harris’ desire to write stories well and in a timely manner are key factors in his appointment as sports editor.
“Erik has been a real asset for this newspaper’s sports section over the past year,” Lloyd said. “I look forward to his role increasing with The Trussville Tribune.”
Harris said earning the sports editor title means a lot to him.
“My dad and granddad instilled in me a passion for sports at a very young age,” Harris said. “It’s in my DNA. Covering kids that share the same love of the game is a dream come true.”