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Dan E. Way joined the staff of Carolina Journal in June 2012 after freelancing for CJ for nearly a year.

Dan has extensive experience in daily journalism, editing The Chapel Hill Herald from 2009-11, serving as metro editor at the Durham Herald-Sun from 2005-08, and working at various senior editing and management positions at newspapers in Montgomery, Ala., Columbus, Miss., Greenville, Miss., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Williamsport, Pa., and Renovo, Pa.

He was founding president of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information and former president of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors.

His bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies is from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa., also completing a supporting studies program in Spanish at Lock Haven.

He is a native of Williamsport, Pa.

He lives in Hillsborough with his three sons.