Bylines: Vicksburg, Ridgeland, Biloxi

Steven G. Watson, a 15-year journalist at papers in Houston, Winona, and Boerne, TX, among others, has been named news editor of The Vicksburg Post. He most recently was associate editor of the Madison County Journal in Ridgeland… At the Journal, Watson is succeeded by Michael Simmons, who joins the Ridgeland weekly after serving as the first editor of The Cleveland Current weekly in Bolivar County… Jim McCloskey is leaving his editorial cartoonist and advertising sales position at Gannett’s Staunton, Va. News Leader to accept a similar position at The Sun Herald.

Tolley named editor of C-L

After a vacancy of over six months, The Clarion-Ledger has named a Lafayette, La. newspaper journalist as its new executive editor.

Brian Tolley, currently executive editor of The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, La., will become executive editor/director of audience engagement & growth for The Clarion-Ledger Media Group.