Gabe Whisnant named executive editor of Greenville News, Gannett SC publications

Gabe Whisnant has been named executive editor of the Greenville News, Spartanburg Herald-Journal and Anderson Independent Mail.

Mark Russell, executive editor of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and South regional deputy editor for News parent company Gannett, announced the hire Wednesday, March 29.

As executive editor, Whisnant will also direct three Gannett weekly publications in SC’s Lowcountry - Bluffton Today, the Hampton County Guardian and the Jasper County Sun Times.

Spartanburg's Frankie Zombie makes history with art featured on NASCAR Cup Series car

Frankie Zombie's portfolio features custom shoes, handbags, and furniture - even pianos - all with his unique style.

The Spartanburg-based artist has created art for music moguls like Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, and Celine Dion.

This weekend, a Frankie Zombie creation will be featured on an "Art Car" for the NASCAR Cup Series. The No. 78 Ford Mustang, driven by B.J. McLeod of Live Fast Motorsports, will display a Zombie-designed custom wrap in Sunday's race at Miami-Homestead Speedway (NBC

Spartanburg newsroom staff wins 27 SC Press Association Awards

We don't do our jobs as journalists for the accolades.

As reporters, photographers and editors who live and work in Spartanburg County, our No. 1 and overarching goal is to publish impactful journalism that helps make our Upstate community better.

However, awards and recognition from our peers are a nice added bonus.

So it's exciting to tell you that the Spartanburg Herald-Journal collected 27 South Carolina Press Association Awards during the organization's annual awards banquet in Columbia.

Faces of the COVID-19 Afflicted: Those we lost too soon in the Upstate

In January alone, 592 people died with COVID-19 in seven Upstate South Carolina counties. Across the state, there were 1,740 deaths in the month of January.

Here are some of their stories, from a couple who died 12 days apart to a champion for some of the region's poorest areas. Beloved children and grandchildren who will miss playing games and getting special candies from their grandfather.

They will never be forgotten. We help tell the stories of family and friends we lost too soon due to CO

Gabe Whisnant named News Director for Spartanburg

Upstate South Carolina journalist Gabe Whisnant has been named news director at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, executive editor Steve Bruss announced Friday.

Whisnant will oversee day-to-day operations of the newsroom, leading a team of 12 journalists covering Spartanburg and Spartanburg County. He has been serving as interim news director since April 20.

“Gabe is committed to this community and to meaningful journalism that will keep residents informed and help move Spartanburg forward,” Bru

Q&A with Gabe Whisnant, digital editor at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Gabe Whisnant is assistant managing editor, digital, at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal/ in South Carolina. He previously worked as a news editor at The Shelby Star and sports editor at The Gaston Gazette in North Carolina. In this interview, conducted by email, Whisnant discusses his job in Spartanburg, news coverage of the Carolina Panthers training camp and the skills journalism students need to succeed.

Q. Describe your job at the Herald-Journal. What is your typical day?


BREAKING: Tip from Kings Mountain florists led to Charleston shooting suspect's arrest

Debbie Dills was running behind Thursday on her way into work at Frady's Florist in Kings Mountain.

It was God's way of putting her in the right place at the right time, the Gastonia woman said.

Dills and her boss, Todd Frady, made the initial calls around 10:35 a.m. that led to the arrest of suspected Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof in Shelby.

Roof is suspected of killing nine people, including pastor and S.C. State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, during a prayer meeting at the Emanuel African

Gabe Whisnant

Gabe Whisnant is Deputy Weekend Editor at Newsweek based in South Carolina. Prior to joining Newsweek in 2023, he directed daily publications in North and South Carolina. As an executive editor, Gabe led award-winning coverage of Charleston church shooter Dylan Roof's capture in 2015, along with coverage of the Alex Murdaugh double murder trial. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. You can get in touch with Gabe by emailing Find him on Twitter