Leytham named editor

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 20, 2005

From Staff Reports

The Selma times-Journal

Tammy Leytham was named editor of The Selma Times-Journal on Monday. Leytham, a native of Mobile, has been editor at The Foley Onlooker for the past five years.

“We are excited to have Tammy lead our team in the newsroom,” Lindsey said. “She brings a lot of experience to the post and will be an asset to the Times-Journal. We are fortunate to have her as part of our management team.”

Leytham attended Liberty University, where she received her bachelor of science degree in journalism.

She has worked for Gulf Coast Newspapers in Baldwin County, the parent company of The Foley Onlooker, since 1991.

Leytham spent several years working as a reporter, covering city councils, the court system and the county commission before becoming an editor.

As an editor, she worked at The Islander in Gulf Shores and The Foley Onlooker.

She also served as executive editor for Gulf Coast Newspapers, overseeing six weekly newspapers.

In addition, Leytham worked as city editor for The Mississippi Press in Pascagoula, Miss.

She has received several Alabama Press Association awards for her work, including General Excellence while at The Islander, as well as awards for Best Feature Story, Best In-depth Series and Best Spot News Photo.

“I look forward to getting to know the people of Selma and getting involved in this community,” Leytham said. “Working at The Selma Times-Journal is a great slot for anyone in journalism and I’m glad for the opportunity to work in this area.”