The January employee of the month honor goes to Josh Edwards, managing editor of the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel. Sentinel Publisher Debi Ryan had this to say in nominating him:
Josh Edwards took over as managing editor in August, after helping to cover holes in the newsroom from a couple of sudden departures. Josh worked tirelessly laying out pages and writing stories for months while getting new employees up to speed. The hours were long but Josh kept a good attitude while getting the paper out and keeping the newsroom running.
A native of Paris, Texas, Josh joined the Sentinel in October 2015 as news editor. He came to us from the Vicksburg Post in Vicksburg, Miss. where he covered crime, courts and Civil War history. Prior to Vicksburg, he worked at the Denton Record-Chronicle and the Paris News.