Daniel Pike has been named editor of the Glasgow Daily Times, Publisher Keith Ponder announced this week.
Pike – a Glasgow native who began his professional journalism career as the Daily Times sports editor from 1999 to 2002 – returns to his hometown newspaper after more than six years as a newsroom manager at the Bowling Green Daily News, where he most recently served as assistant managing editor and previously held the titles of city editor and sports editor.
Before joining the Daily News in the fall of 2007, Pike worked for several years as a news and features reporter at The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill.
“Daniel brings a great deal to our newsroom,” Ponder said. “His skills as a writer and as an editor will enhance our ability to tell the stories of our community.”
Pike, 34, is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and Glasgow High School. He and his wife, Amy, have two daughters – Anne Rhoades, 5, and Emaline, 2.
“I’m honored to be trusted with the responsibility of guiding the news team at a newspaper that has meant so much to me throughout my life,” Pike said. “As a Glasgow native, I’ve always considered the editor’s position at the Daily Times to be a destination job, and this community has always been home for my famly, even when we lived elsewhere.”
Pike will work closely with former Daily Times editor James Brown, who has transitioned into the role of digital editor. Brown, an 11-year veteran of the Daily Times newsroom, will focus on enhancing the Daily Times’ digital products and social media presence, in addition to reporting duties.
“It’s always rewarding to be able to bring talented people home, and this move allows us to retain a talented journalist in James and add to that another talented journalist in Daniel, now at work in his hometown,” Ponder said. “James’ work with our digital products is vital for us as we introduce our All Access suite of products to our readers. His experience at the Daily Times makes him a great fit in this new role.”
Pike may be reached at dpike@glasgowdailytimes. com or by calling 270-678-5171, ext. 234.
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