Brown joins GNL as managing editor

Published 12:13 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Andy Brown has been named managing editor of The Greenville Advocate.
Brown, a Greenville native and graduate of Fort Dale Academy and Troy University, joins the Advocate after spending two years serving as a missionary with The Navigators in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
During that time he served as the field staff administrator and taught Intensive English at the Kazakh Economic University.
“Living in another culture and being involved in missions is something I had wanted to do for some time, so when the chance came for my wife and I to move to Kazakhstan we jumped at it,” Brown said. “The last two years were a really special time for us. We saw God do some amazing things in the lives of the people we spent our time with and also in our own lives. Now we’re looking forward to transitioning back to life in the States. Personally, I’m really excited to have the chance to be a part of the staff at the Advocate.”
Prior to moving to Kazakhstan, Brown worked as a sports reporter for The Eufaula Tribune from 2007 to 2009, during which time he won five Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards and helped the Tribune to back-to-back second-place finishes for “Best Sports Section” in 2008 and 2009.
After graduating from Troy, he served two stints as the sports editor at the Troy Messenger, a sister paper of the Advocate.
Brown is married to the former Jennifer Nolen, a Eufaula native and graduate of Troy University.
“Jennifer and I are really excited to be here in Greenville,” Brown said.
“Andy will do a good job here,” said publisher Ashley Vansant. “We are excited about what he brings to Greenville Newspapers LLC and to our community.”

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