2016-08-30 / Front Page

Sullivan named Managing Editor at Spencer Evening World, Inc.

Staff Report

World Arts Holdings, Inc., publisher of the Spencer Evening World Newspaper would like to announce that Leandra Sullivan, a 35-year newspaper veteran, has been named managing editor.

Sullivan stepped in Monday to replace Travis Curry, who held the post for eight years.

Sullivan will serve as managing editor for SEW, and for sister publications Ellettsville Journal, Clay City Times and Hoosier Topics. She served as manager of Presto Printing in Spencer for the last 17 months, and referred to the transition as “exciting, and a return to my long-time passion.

“I feel that I am back with my tribe,” she said. “I look forward to working with the talented individuals at these publications, and with the residents of the area. I have already fallen in love with the people here during my time at Presto.”

Sullivan is a recent transplant from southeastern Illinois, where she worked as a reporter for daily and weekly newspapers throughout the region.

She has a special interest in smaller community publications where “you can really have a personal relationship with your readership.”

Those relationships started during her first internship with the newspaper where she was attending community college, and later as a Journalism major at the University of Tennessee. Sullivan worked as a reporter/photographer for newspapers in Olney, Robinson, and Lawrenceville, Ill. before going to freelance work in order to spend time with her sons.

In 2001 she began as editor of the Navigator & Journal-Register and Prairie

Post papers, based in Albion and Grayville, Ill., with circulation throughout most of southeastern Illinois.

After 10 years at the post she moved on to a design position with an area print shop.

Sullivan moved to Indiana two years ago to be close to her eldest son and his young family.

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