Roswell Daily Record Publisher Barbara Beck and Editor Jeff Tucker announce that Misty Choy has been promoted to managing editor.
Choy, formerly an editorial assistant and projects editor at RDR, began working for the Daily Record in September 2015.
In her new position, which she began Aug. 10, Choy, 45, is second in charge of the editorial department, responsible for management of personnel and assignments along with Tucker.
“I would like to welcome Misty Choy as managing editor for the Roswell Daily Record,” Beck said. “Misty is an invaluable member of the newsroom staff and has demonstrated leadership qualities that have led to our decision to promote her to the position of managing editor for the Roswell Daily Record. She will be second in command of the newsroom and first in charge when Editor Jeff Tucker is not available.”
Tucker said Choy is an essential resource in the editorial department and already greatly assists in the day-to-day management of the newsroom and the newspaper’s content.
“I’m so proud of Misty and her hard work,” Tucker said. “She’s by my side every day. Now, she just has the appropriate title.”
Choy will remain the Daily Record’s opinion page editor, one of its copy editors, and continue to design pages, including special sections. Choy said she will also report on local news as available.
Choy said her love of journalism began at her high school newspaper. She continued her career in journalism at college in Tyler, Texas, where she served as photo editor for the college’s newspaper, graduating with an Associate of Arts degree in journalism.
Her first job at a newspaper was with the Tyler Morning Telegraph as a sports brief writer. She moved over to the advertising side, designing retail ads once she graduated. She was with the Tyler Morning Telegraph for two years.
“Throughout my career, I’ve worked for a small magazine designing and laying out pages, also working freelance, designing business cards, fliers, various other desktop publishing and editing manuscripts,” Choy said. “I’m honored to work with such a great team and I’m thankful for all of those who have mentored me throughout my career.”
Choy has also worked part time at Community News Exchange for almost two years, editing and transmitting stories to newspapers across the state.