Our Staff

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Meet the Staff:


DAVID GUSTAFSON, editor/publisher
david@HubCitySPOKES.com


Gustafson (pronounced Gus•tough•son) is the editor and publisher and oversees the entire Hattiesburg operation. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspapers and magazines remain profitable while also providing the best community news and most-effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a 20-year veteran of the newspaper industry and has won writing, photography, and design awards in four different states including Mississippi, Iowa, Maine, and his native Oklahoma. He and his wife, Hope, are the parents of four teenage sons.



BETH BUNCH, managing editor
beth@HubCitySPOKES.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



KRISTEN BROCK, advertising manager
kristen@HubCitySPOKES.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



CARLY HAZLIP, art director
carly@HubCitySPOKES.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



AUTUMN PERRY, office manager
autumn@HubCitySPOKES.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



CAMAL PETRO, sports editor
camal@PineBeltSPORTS.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



NIKKI SMITH, news editor
nikki@HubCitySPOKES.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



BUSTER WOLFE, senior writer
buster@HubCitySPOKES.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



WHITNEY MIRACLE, graphic designer
whitney@HubCitySPOKES.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



MISSY AKINS, senior advertising account executive
missy@HubCitySPOKES.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



SHANNON FIELDER, advertising account executive
shannon@HubCitySPOKES.com


Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.



DAVE BRANDON, distribution

Jason Patterson is the editor and publisher. He oversees the entire operation of the newspaper. He is responsible for ensuring that the newspaper is profitable while also providing the best community news and most effective advertising option in our coverage area. He is a veteran journalist and has won many awards for writing and photography during his career. Jason is a fourth generation Yazooan and is involved in many civic activities. He is a past president of the Yazoo Lions Club and has served two terms as president of the Yazoo Chamber of Commerce. He has been with The Yazoo Herald since 2006.