Casey Junkins takes over as city editor of The Telegraph

NASHUA – Veteran and award-winning newspaperman Casey Junkins has been named city editor at The Telegraph.

Junkins, 40, comes to Nashua after a more than 11-year stint at The Intelligencer in Wheeling, West Virginia, a sister publication of The Telegraph.

“As something of a political geek, I’ve always wanted to see what it is like in New Hampshire during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary,” Junkins said. “As we head toward the 2020 campaign, we could easily see 20 or more serious candidates spending significant time in the Granite State. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Junkins, an Ohio native, is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Specialized Studies, focusing on political science.

“During my tenure in Wheeling, I did just about everything,” Junkins said. “It was not at all unusual for me to be working on an in-depth feature story with multiple sources on a matter involving business or government, and then have to drop everything to go cover a breaking news event. …”

“I have sifted through mountains of data, and challenged politicians of every level of government,” Junkins added. “I have but one goal in journalism: to tell the truth. I try to approach every situation with an open mind.”

While Junkins specializes in reporting on local and state politics and fossil fuel issues, in 2010, he earned Best New Feature honors from The West Virginia Press Association. In addition, he claimed Best Governmental Affairs first-place awards in 2009 and 2010.

In 2016, he won Ohio Associated Press first-place honors for “Best Explanatory Reporting.”

“We are fortunate to have someone of Casey’s caliber to help lead our newsgathering efforts,” said Telegraph Editor in Chief Matthew Burdette. “Casey already has settled in and has made an immediate positive impact on our newsroom and our efforts to produce top-notch news coverage both in print, online and on social media.”

“Casey will be a big part of our efforts in not only covering this year’s election, but also in covering the 2020 presidential election,” Burdette added. “I hope everyone in the community joins me in welcoming Casey to our wonderful and vibrant community.”

Junkins resides in Nashua.

Junkins may be reached at 603-594-1254 or cjunkins@nashuatelegraph.com.