Asheville Watchdog proudly welcomes reporter Scott Carroll and engagement editor John Shore to our news team.
Scott Carroll, a Report for America corps member, will join Asheville Watchdog June 1 to cover reparations, homelessness, and social justice issues.
An accomplished newspaper reporter and editor, Carroll comes to Asheville from The News-Review in Roseburg, Oregon, where he won five first-place awards in the 2021 Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association contest, including Best Writer and Best Story.
Before that, Carroll worked for 17 years at The Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune. As the Herald-Tribune’s projects editor, his reporting teams won awards from numerous organizations and publications, including Editor & Publisher, Associated Press, American Society of News Editors, Society of Features Journalism, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of News Editors, and the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists.
Carroll, a Los Angeles native, graduated from the University of New Mexico and earned a master’s degree in mass communications from the University of Florida.
John Shore joins Asheville Watchdog as communications and engagement editor.
Shore is a former advice columnist (“Ask John”), feature writer, and serial novelist (“Ashes to Asheville”) for The Asheville Citizen-Times; former featured columnist for The Huffington Post; and former head writer for Sign On San Diego (The San Diego Union-Tribune‘s website).
He is the author of the award-winning novel Everywhere She’s Not (Laughing Moon Books, 2019), and ghostwriter for several national and international bestselling books.
As Asheville Watchdog‘s first communications and engagement editor, Shore works closely with colleagues in editorial, public relations and marketing to bring The Watchdog‘s journalism to a wider audience, connect with Watchdog readers, and develop new community outreach programs. He helps run The Watchdog‘s social media accounts, responds to tweets and moderates social comments.