Johnston takes over as publisher of the Daily Journal


Tricia Johnston has been at the helm of The Richmond County Daily Journal for the early portion of 2022 after hitting the ground running late last year.

She comes to Richmond County from her last stop as the publisher of a cluster of three papers in West Virginia: The Times West Virginian in Fairmont, The Register-Herald in Beckley and the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. In her new role, Johnston now runs the Daily Journal, The Anson Record and the Laurinburg Exchange, all of which are owned by Champion Media.

Johnston was born in Delaware but grew up in Pennsylvania and Texas during her middle and high school years before landing in Cleveland, OH. Though she's not a North Carolina native, Johnston has fond memories of vacationing to the state's beaches as a child and has many people close to her who have relocated here.

In her short time in the area, Johnston said, "I see such a genuine love and care for the community from everyone I have met so far."