/Ganucheau named Mississippi Today’s interim editor-in-chief

Ganucheau named Mississippi Today’s interim editor-in-chief

Ganucheau started in Mississippi Today’s pre-launch in 2016 with the role of a politics reporter. He has since been promoted to senior staff in four years. Andy Lack, founder of Mississippi Today, said that Adam was our first hire when we started building the newsroom. “I am so impressed with the way Adam has built relationships within the newsroom as well as around the state. He is the perfect leader for the next wave of growth in Mississippi Today.” Ganucheau earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Mississippi. Ganucheau closely covered the 2018 and 2019 state elections and hosted the only weekly Mississippi political podcast. A native of Hazlehurst, Ganucheau has worked as a staff reporter for AL.com, The Birmingham News and The Clarion Ledger, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ganucheau said, “I am humbled to take on this role and lead Mississippi’s largest and most dynamic newspaper.” “As news outlets in the South face difficult challenges, and the future of journalism looks uncertain, Mississippi Today’s mission is more important than ever. Our staff will continue covering and contextualizing the effects of the coronavirus panademic and holding Mississippi’s most powerful accountable.” Ganucheau was preceded by Ryan “R.L.” Nave, who served almost two years as editor in chief. Nave accepted a leadership role with a newsroom partner and will take over his new position in May.