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Brad McElhinny to Receive Chris Stadelman Outstanding Media Professional Award

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Monday, November 18th, to honor Brad McElhinny, our 2019 recipient of the Chris Stadelman Outstanding Media Professional Award.  The event will take place at Taylor Books Art Gallery (226 Capitol Street, Charleston WV 25301)  from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Brad McElhinny joined MetroNews as its statewide correspondent. Previously, Brad was co-editor of The Charleston Gazette-Mail. Before that, he was editor and publisher of The Charleston Daily Mail.

Brad is a Parkersburg native who spent more than 20 years at the Daily Mail, first as a reporter and writer and then in a succession of leadership roles, including managing editor and city editor. One of his responsibilities that continued with the consolidated Gazette-Mail was oversight of the Daily Mail editorial page.

Brad was awarded best columnist awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from the West Virginia Press Association. Brad also was part of a Daily Mail leadership team that consistently took home top honors in the West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Under his guidance, Daily Mail staffers were regularly honored by the newspaper company Digital First Media for innovative approaches to journalism.

He is a 1994 graduate of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and a 1990 graduate of Parkersburg South High School.
Brad lives in Charleston with his wife, Karen, a local attorney, and children Isabelle and Kate.

Thanks to our sponsor for the evening:

MetroNews is a multi-media company founded in 1985.  Our radio, digital and television products have helped businesses all across the state of West Virginia acquire new customers and grow their market share.  We are proud to call West Virginia home and we consider it a privilege to provide timely news, sports and information to people all across West Virginia and the world.  MetroNews – The Voice of West Virginia

Early Registration by Nov. 17th: $20 for members / $25 for non-members (includes one (1) drink ticket)
At the door: $25 for members / $35 for non-members (includes one (1) drink ticket)

Register and pay below:

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November 18
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm




Taylor Books
226 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301 United States
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(304) 342-1461