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Layton to Lead Tyler Star News

By Staff | Apr 13, 2016


Miles Layton has recently been named editor of the Tyler Star News.

Layton has worked for the newspaper since October, covering numerous news and feature stories.

Prior to joining the Star News, Layton worked for newspapers large and small during his career as a reporter and editor. After graduating from East Carolina University, Layton owned and edited his own weekly newspaper in North Carolina before attending law school at the University of Toledo. He then attended graduate school at Ohio University, where he studied journalism and business. Layton has worked for several newspapers including the Daily Sentinel in Pomeroy, Ohio, the Intelligencer in Wheeling, The Dominion Post in Morgantown, and most recently the Herald-Standard in Uniontown, Pa.

Layton has won multiple awards for his writing from the West Virginia and Pennsylvania press associations.

“I wanted a change of pace and place,” he said. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity in Tyler County. I hope to live up to Adam Kelly’s example as a reporter and editor. I think about that every time I pick up a pen.”

Layton explained a little about his approach to community journalism.

“It’s not the size of the newspaper, it is the size of the story,” he said. “I want to write inspiring stories about news, people and events. Too often, the media focuses only on the warts and not a person’s smile. That doesn’t mean I won’t write the tough stories. My many years of experience have taught me to expect more and ask tougher questions to produce quality stories that better serve the reader.”

Miles and his wife, Nicole, are the proud parents of three small children.

“Tyler County is a warm and inviting place,” he said. “We love this area.”

Brian Clutter, publisher of the Tyler Star News, said Layton’s experience and abilities make him a welcome addition to the newsroom and the community.