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April 29, 2013

4 promoted in Transcript newsroom

NORMAN — Newsroom promotions have been announced at The Norman Transcript.

Shana Adkisson, formerly the Transcript’s features editor, was promoted to city editor. She replaces Deb Parker, who took a job with a newspaper company in Texas. Beau Simmons has been named news editor.

Joy Hampton was promoted to senior staff reporter and Jamie Carrick Berry to assistant news editor.

Adkisson joined the Transcript staff in 2005 as a copy editor. She was named lifestyles editor in 2010. Prior to coming to The Transcript, Adkisson worked at newspapers in Bartlesville, Ada, Blackwell and Kansas City, Mo.

She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

Simmons was previously the Transcript’s chief copy editor.

He was hired as a copy editor in September 2010 and promoted to desk chief in January 2011. Before that, he worked as sports editor for the Durant Daily Democrat and staff writer at the Pryor Daily Times.

He graduated from Northeastern State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism.

Hampton joined the Transcript staff in 2011 as the city beat reporter. Prior to coming to the Transcript, she worked as a reporter for the Claremore Daily Progress and news director for the Owasso Progress. She also worked for a community newspaper in Inola and as a freelance reporter for the Edmond Sun and the Piedmont Surrey Gazette.

Berry was hired as a page designer and copy editor at The Transcript in May 2010. Before that, she was a reporter and page designer at the Durant Daily Democrat.

She graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in journalism.

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