Jacqueline Bostick has been named interim editor of Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Bostick will step into the role upon the March 9 departure of current Editor, Carol Kent Wyatt, who is leaving to pursue new opportunities.

"Carol Wyatt has done a great job as editor of the News and Times-Advertiser, and we're truly going to miss her as she chooses to pursue other opportunities," said News and Times-Advertiser Publisher Nicole Barefield. "She cares about our communities, and it showed in her coverage and commitment to accurate, truthful and enterprising reporting, even in tough situations."

Barefield assures Bostick will continue on in that spirit.

"I know we'll get the same commitment from Interim Editor Jacqueline Bostick, who's already done an excellent job reporting for the News and Times-Advertiser. She's an experienced journalist who will bring into focus the issues, daily activities and people who make Holmes and Washington counties so special. Working alongside reporter Diane Robinson, Jacqueline will continue to provide strong, local news and feature coverage for our readers, and I encourage you to reach out to either with your questions or information we need to share."

Bostick, who has served as a reporter for both papers since August 2017, received her first journalism experience with The Panama City News Herald.

In 2014, Florida Press Club acknowledged Bostick's work at The News Herald with two second place awards in the categories of hard feature and health care.

Bostick is a self proclaimed “military brat” and avid traveler who aims to report news from all sides.

Her love for traveling abroad has brought home her love for the nation and its democracy, which reflects in her insatiable desire to cover human interest stories.

When away from the newsroom, Bostick enjoys anything local – restaurants, books by local authors, networking, and the beauty of the area’s natural resources.

Bostick is a graduate of Florida State University.

Bostick may be reached by emailing: jbostick@chipleypaper.com