BOONE — Hired at the Watauga Democrat as a staff reporter in February 2017, Kayla Lasure was promoted to the editor position of the Watauga Democrat newspaper and All About Women magazine effective Nov. 30.
Lasure supersedes the role with the departure of the previous editor, Anna Oakes. Oakes began as editor of the two publications in January 2016 after joining the newspaper as a staff reporter in 2012. Lasure said she was grateful to have learned from Oakes under her leadership.
“We are excited and pleased to make this well-deserved, internal promotion,” said Gene Fowler, Mountain Times Publications publisher. “Kayla has done an excellent job covering the High Country over the last four years. She had Anna Oakes as a great influence and mentor, and Kayla will make a great impact on news coverage in our community.”