WHITESBORO – Austin Lewter has returned as publisher of the Whitesboro News-Record.
The appointment was announced by Scott Wood, owner of the newspaper, who noted that Lewter is “a hometown boy with a proven track record in the newspaper industry and a passion for community journalism.”
Lewter grew up in Whitesboro and graduated from Collinsville High School. He has a degree in journalism from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and completed his graduate school work in mass communications at Stephen F. Austin State University.
He returned to Whitesboro after a brief stint as the managing editor of The Paris News.
Lewter began his newspaper career in Whitesboro as a sports writer. He has been a reporter, editor, managing editor, publisher, group publisher and has held management positions at newspapers across Northeast Texas, including Atlanta, New Boston, Paris and Jefferson.
He currently serves on the board of directors of the North & East Texas Press Association.
He is active in civic, community service and chamber work.