Executive Editor

Jason Lewton

217-221-3321
jlewton@whig.com

Jason Lewton joined The Herald-Whig as a copy editor in March 2013 and was promoted to editorial production coordinator in August 2014. He was named news editor in November 2015, managing editor in January 2018 and executive editor in May 2018. Prior to joining the staff, he served as art director for Missouri Lawyers Media, where he managed a six-person department and was responsible for the visual direction of four daily newspapers, two weekly newspapers, the company website and many annual magazines, as well as publications in North Carolina and South Carolina. Jason previously served as a lead designer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for four years and, prior to that, as a visual editor at the Times of Northwest Indiana. He also worked as a designer and night editor at the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, as design editor of the Alton Telegraph and as a reporter, photographer and designer at the Pike Press in Pittsfield.

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Lookin' Good Week 8: Quincy woman makes improvements to wraparound porch

QUINCY -- It's been more than two decades of gradual improvements for Charolette Homan, but she thinks the work on her home at 3404 State finally is done. "It's been the project house for 23 years," Homan said. "I think I need to be finished. I'm getting r

$50,000 donation kickstarts United Way annual campaign
Quincy News

$50,000 donation kickstarts United Way annual campaign

QUINCY -- Mark Tyrpin says he believes investing in the United Way of Adams County is an investment in people. "It's all about people helping people -- that's the bottom line," Tyrpin said. "When individuals who are in a position to do something for their

McGee takes over as 24th president of Quincy University
Quincy News

McGee takes over as 24th president of Quincy University

QUINCY -- Monday marks a new era at Quincy University, as Brian McGee begins his tenure as the school's 24th president, and he has been wasting little time acclimating himself to the campus and city. "I love the campus, it speaks to the history and tradit