The New Bern Sun Journal, The Kinston Free Press and The Daily News in Jacksonville have a new editor.
Trevor Dunnell, who has been working as a government watchdog reporter for the Sun Journal, was named local news editor for the three Eastern North Carolina newspapers last week.
The Sun Journal, The Daily News and The Free Press are owned by Gannett and are part of the USA TODAY Network.
Dunnell, who was born and raised in New Bern, has covered Eastern North Carolina as a reporter off and on since 2012. He previously worked for The Daily News in Jacksonville, Maxpreps.com and 252 ESPN as a sports insider.
While sports was his original passion, he's grown to enjoy covering public safety and local government, especially in an area with the substantial growth rate Eastern North Carolina is experiencing.