Deshazo named Times-Journal news editor

Published 9:11 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Selma Times-Journal staff writer Blake Deshazo has been promoted to news editor, announced Times-Journal Publisher Dennis Palmer.

In his new role, Deshazo will assist a soon to be named editor with planning each day’s edition of the newspaper and the many special sections the newspaper publishes. He will continue to write articles and cover community meetings and events.

“Throughout my time at the Times-Journal, I’ve been able to meet and get to know people in the community, and I am excited to be in this new role and to continue to serve the people of Selma and Dallas County,” Deshazo said. “I’m thankful for this new opportunity.”

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Deshazo has been with the Times-Journal for a combined two and a half years and is a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned a degree in radio, television and film. He and his wife, Alaina, recently had their first child, Thomas.

“In the absence of an editor, Blake really stepped up and showed the leadership qualities needed to continue publishing a quality newspaper that our readers and community need,” Palmer said. “He is truly an asset to the newspaper and the community and earned the opportunity of more responsibility and to take the next logical step in his career. I know he’s going to do a terrific job in helping lead our newsroom.”

Deshazo can be reached by email at or by phone at (334) 410-1724.