Log Cabin Democrat Publisher Alan English, who recently announced his departure from the newspaper, will become the general manager and executive editor of The Times in Shreveport, La.
English, who worked for The Times from 2000-2009, has been the publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat since October 2012. His transition to the Shreveport publication is a move home for him, where he will be rejoining his family who currently reside in Shreveport. He has two children, and his wife teaches at The Montessori School for Shreveport.
English previously worked for The Times as managing editor and executive editor before joining Morris Communications as executive editor and then vice president of audience at The Augusta Chronicle in Georgia. He has 26 years of industry experience and serves on the Associated Press Media Editors board.
“I haven’t been in Conway anywhere near what I anticipated,” said English when he announced his departure. “Leaving wasn’t on my radar, but an opportunity of a special nature presented itself that I could not turn down. The people at the Log Cabin are incredible and while it is difficult to leave, I can’t wait to see where the new leadership takes it. This community is a special one that is growing and thriving.”
"Alan has done a tremendous job and accomplished a great deal in a very short period of time in Conway. He will be greatly missed in the community and the Morris company," said Les Simpson, regional publisher for Morris Publishing Group.