Moultrie News publisher Vickey Boyd has named Cecilia Brown the new editor of the Moultrie News. Brown is a South Carolina native, who grew up in Greenville. She has three older siblings, and an identical twin sister. Family has always been the largest part of Brown’s life, making her cherish the company of others. This influenced her passion to learn about those around her and led her to realize that she wanted to pursue a profession in telling others’ stories.
Brown has always been drawn to the Mount Pleasant community,she remembers visiting her family that has lived here since a young age. She has been with her boyfriend, James Johnson, for over four years. Johnson is a Mount Pleasant native and they spend much of their time together fishing and enjoying the many activities the Lowcountry offers.
Brown has been a Mount Pleasant resident for a little over two years. She started working for Evening Post Industries exactly one month after graduating from college, and worked as the Digital Operations Coordinator for the community newspapers – including Moultrie News, Summerville Journal Scene, Berkeley Independent, the Goose Creek Gazette and South Strand News. After a year and a half in that role, Brown took a new position as the Assistant Editor of Content That Works, also owned by Evening Post Industries.
“Working for this company for the past two years has taught me so many things, and I’m excited to grow in my new role as editor working with Vickey and the Moultrie News. I am thankful for this opportunity to bring my writing, editing and digital skills to the Moultrie News,” Brown said.
“I loved covering community news in college, and can’t wait to expand my knowledge and love for the East Cooper area.”
Brown graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. During college, she held several roles in media and journalism. Some of these positions include an internship at a public relations firm, an investigative reporting internship, and reporting for publications in Columbia.
“I am happy to welcome Cecilia to the Moultrie News team,” Publisher Vickey Boyd said. “I have worked with Cecilia from the beginning of her career with the company and have found her to be competent and personable. Knowing Cecilia’s love for the written word and work ethic I believe she will fit nicely into the role of editor. And her enthusiastic personality will allow readers to quickly relate to her. Don’t hesitate to call her. She and I love hearing from our readers."
“As happy as I am to welcome Cecilia, I am sad to say good bye to Sully. I have worked with Sully since I took over the Moultrie News in 2002. In those 16 years Sully has helped grow the newspaper in print and digital and she has been my friend. Many of you readers know Sully on a personal level and will miss her like I will. As much as I will miss her I am excited for her new opportunity,” Boyd continued. “Everyone at the Moultrie News knows I like to sign off with ”Onward and Upward” and it seems especially fitting as we welcome a new editor and wish Sully the very best in her new role.”