Delaware LIVE, a locally-owned, statewide news network has named veteran journalist Betsy Price as senior editor.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help build a news network,” Price said. “Building from the ground up, we will provide a level of community coverage that readers have said they want –– coverage they haven’t seen in a while.”
Price, who has spent four decades in community media, including 15 years writing and editing at The News Journal in New Castle, will bring her love of storytelling and knowledge of the First State to Delaware LIVE. Known to many throughout the First State as the “Queen of Community News”, Price will lead the news network as they reconnect local communities to their schools, town governments and local culture through an innovative multi-media platform.
“Betsy’s ability to lead and develop a newsroom through her passion to educate, motivate and inspire the public is unmatched in the First State,” said Bryan Shupe, CEO of Delaware LIVE. “Our team of innovative journalists could not be in better hands.”
Price will oversee the production of the Weekly Review, website and social media platforms across all Delaware LIVE networks including Milford and the newly acquired Town Square, which includes Hockession, Pike Creek, Brandywine, Greenville and Centerville. The company plans to launch four additional Local LIVE community sites within the first 18 months.
“Our mission is to be the catalyst to create a new status quo for the culture of media in Delaware,” said Chris Kenny, Founder of Delaware LIVE. “Our local journalists, led by Betsy, will be the driving force behind this effort.”
In addition to the website Delaware LIVE, readers have the opportunity to sign up for the free weekly digital newspaper that is delivered to their inbox every Sunday morning. Featuring statewide content about local culture, businesses, schools, government, health and sports, Delaware LIVE will highlight innovators and influencers that are playing a vital role in Delaware’s future. No paywalls will be found across Delaware LIVE’s online and mobile mediums or any of their local networks.
“The people, culture and communities within the First State are inspiring,” said Price. “This is a shared experience that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.”
Readers will continue to play a critical role in developing the future of Delaware LIVE and are encouraged to connect with Betsy directly by email at email@example.com.