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Dilmore named new RDR editor


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John Dilmore has been named editor of the Roswell Daily Record, publisher Barbara Beck announced last week.


As editor, Dilmore will manage the 127-year-old publication’s news operations, steering the direction of content in print and online.

“There are many stories to be told in Roswell, and I look forward to getting to know the area and its people by being part of telling those stories,” Dilmore said. “Leading the newsroom of a publication as established and respected as the Roswell Daily Record is a unique opportunity.”

The Daily Record’s position as a family-owned business with strong ties to the community is an advantage for its staff of reporters and editors when it comes to gathering news, Dilmore added.

“John Dilmore’s experience and energy will help us build and expand upon our newspaper,” Beck said. “He will greatly add to our goal of continuing to improve our publication.”

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Dilmore, who has 23 years experience in the newspaper industry, is past editor of Claremore Daily Progress in northeast Oklahoma, where he also served as publisher; former opinion page editor of the Benton County Daily Record in Bentonville, Arkansas; and was publisher of the Siloam Springs Herald-Leader in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He has managed newspaper operations in Alpine, Texas and Andrews, Texas, as well as in communities in Alabama and Mississippi. He has received numerous state press association awards for column and editorial writing.

“I’ve been fortunate to work in many aspects of the newspaper business, and have gotten to know great people and places along the way,” Dilmore said. “I’ve already gotten a warm welcome to Roswell, and plan to stay busy over the coming weeks getting to know the city.”

Dilmore is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, with a degree in journalism. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Roswell.

The Roswell Daily Record publishes six print editions each week and can be found online at rdrnews.com. Dilmore can be reached at editor@rdrnews.com.

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