Nelson named Brewton Standard publisher

Published 1:03 am Friday, February 7, 2014

Stephanie Nelson has been named the publisher of The Brewton Standard and its associated media productions.

Nelson, 36, most recently has been the news editor of The Andalusia Star-News. Both newspapers are part of Boone Newspapers, Inc.


“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and serve the people of Brewton,” Nelson said. “A vibrant community newspaper helps create a firm foundation for every city and town, and it takes a comprehensive and dedicated team of individuals to create a great product. In Brewton, that staff is already in place, and I look forward to working with them to create the best products possible.”

“While we will miss Stephanie at the newspaper and in our community, we are pleased that she has this career opportunity,” Star-News publisher Michele Gerlach said. “Her commitment to news coverage and her positive attitude will be much appreciated in her new role.”

Nelson is a native of Florala, and studied communications at Troy University. Prior to joining The Star-News, Nelson worked the education reporter for The Crestview (Fla.) News Leader and as a staff reporter at The Opp News. She also worked in municipal government.

She has served as a director on the Andalusia Chamber of Commerce board, and as a member of the Covington County Miracle League Committee and the Children’s Department of Rehabilitative Services Parent Advisory Board. She also is a member of the Andalusia Lions Club.

She begins work in Brewton today.