New editor and director join SNH staff

Published 10:47 pm Thursday, July 9, 2009

Veteran newspaperman Tim Reeves has been named editor of the Suffolk News-Herald.

Reeves, 34, most recently was general manager of The Clanton (Ala.) Advertiser. He has held management positions with community newspapers in Alabama and Texas.

Reeves’ wife, Nikki, also has joined the News-Herald staff as director of special projects.


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She previously was classified advertising manager for The Shelby County (Ala.) Reporter and has extensive experience in newspaper marketing and advertising sales.

The Suffolk, Clanton and Shelby County newspapers are all part of the Boone Newspapers, Inc. [BNI] organization.

Tim, in his new role, will be responsible for news content, delivery and community relations.

“Joining the staff of the Suffolk News-Herald is a tremendous opportunity both personally and professionally,” Tim said. “I have had time over the past few days to drive around town and meet a number of folks. The reception has been overwhelmingly positive.

“It is an honor and a great responsibility to work at a newspaper with such rich tradition and a pleasure to work in a community such as Suffolk.”

Tim joined BNI as sports editor of The Selma (Ala.) Times-Journal in 1998, leaving for a short time with Lionheart Newspapers in suburban Dallas, returning to BNI in 2001 as managing editor of The Clanton Advertiser. He led Tallapoosa Publishers in Alexander City, Ala., as president and publisher from 2003 until his return to Clanton this year.

Prior to joining BNI, Tim worked for Gulf Coast Newspapers and the Dothan Eagle/Enterprise Ledger in south Alabama and for the Mobile Mysticks hockey team.

In Nikki’s role, she will have responsibility for classified advertising, major retail advertising accounts and niche products.

Nikki served as classified director for Tallapoosa Publishers and general manager of Lake Magazine before her recent assignment in Shelby County. Lake Magazine, a publication of Tallapoosa Publishers, was chosen Best Niche Magazine by the Alabama Press Association in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

She attended Troy State University and the University of South Alabama with majors in art and business management. Prior to joining BNI, she worked in classified advertising sales for Gulf Coast Community Newspapers, the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register and Dallas/Fort Worth Community Newspapers.

“We are pleased to have Tim and Nikki with us,” said Steve Stewart, BNI’s vice president responsible for affiliate newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina. “Their experience in producing first-rate newspapers, Web sites and related products will serve us well at the News-Herald.”

“Tim and Nikki are valuable additions to the News-Herald team,” said Stewart, who is publisher of The Tidewater News in neighboring Franklin and serves as president of Suffolk Publications LLC, and publisher of the News-Herald, its Web sites and several niche products. “Tim and Nikki each bring important skill sets to our commitment to be a vibrant, relevant community newspaper for the people of Suffolk. They also are fun people whom our readers and advertisers will enjoy getting to know.”

Jesse Lindsey, who had served as president and publisher of Suffolk Publications since 2006, resigned last month to become editor and publisher of The Rogersville (Tenn.) Review.