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Newspaper welcomes new editor

Veteran journalist Brittany Fuller has joined The Jessamine Journal as the community editor. 

A California native who moved to Kentucky almost a year ago, Fuller spent most of that time working as a reporter for The Anderson News in Anderson County. 

Joining The Journal this week, Fuller said she is eager to get to work building relationships and getting to know the community.

“Ever since I was a young child I knew my dream was to be a writer,” Fuller said. “They say do what you love and you will never work a day in your life. Becoming a news reporter was my dream come true. Having a chance to be a community editor is icing on the cake.”

Fuller, 34, began her career after earning a journalism degree from Ashford University where she also minored in political science. She has worked for The Auburn Journal and The Lincoln News Messenger, both located in Placer County, California. She has also worked for several magazines, a few of which are located on the West Coast, and one of which is published nationally.

“A community newspaper to me, when done right, is journalism at its finest,” said Fuller. “It is the cornerstone that its citizens turn to for news, upcoming events, and to become engaged with others around them as they learn and read about their neighbors. I believe it is an honor to help and to serve a community that way, and I look forward to working in and with Jessamine County to bring them the best newspaper I can.”

Journal Publisher Michael Caldwell said he is excited to have Fuller join the team.

“Brittany has a great understanding of what we want The Jessamine Journal to be and the passion needed to help make it the best weekly newspaper in Kentucky,” Caldwell said. “I believe she will be a perfect fit in the community and will use her energy to showcase all the great things going on here in Jessamine County.”

Fuller and her husband, Jason, have been married for 12 years. They currently reside in Danville with their three children, Ava, 12, Sophia, 8, and Logan, 5.