Robert Scott has joined The Dispatch as its new lifestyles editor.
He replaces Nicole Layton, who led the section for a little more than a year. In his role, Scott will coordinate and produce content for Sunday’s lifestyles pages and Wednesday’s food pages, as well as contribute general assignment work for the news section.
His first day was Monday.
A Woodland native, Scott spent the last three years as managing editor/lead reporter for the Chickasaw Journal in Houston, Mississippi.
He is a 2019 graduate from Mississippi University for Women with a communication degree. While there, he minored in film studies and served as entertainment editor for The Spectator, for which he wrote movie reviews, among other things.
“I am very passionate about not only writing but telling stories,” Scott said. “I believe that people deserve to have their stories told to a wide audience, and The Dispatch offered me the perfect platform to do just that. I also love Columbus and the surrounding area. I spent a lot of time here while in college and it is a great community with lots of interesting people.”
Managing Editor Zack Plair said Scott’s positive attitude and community journalism experience positions him well for the job.
“It’s evident that Robert understands how to build relationships in the community,” Plair said. “He’s very committed to strengthening the lifestyles and food sections and serving our readers through his work.”
You can help your community
Quality, in-depth journalism is essential to a healthy community. The Dispatch brings you the most complete reporting and insightful commentary in the Golden Triangle, but we need your help to continue our efforts. Please consider subscribing to our website for only $2.30 per week to help support local journalism and our community.