Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today’s interim editor-in-chief

Mississippi Today is pleased to announce Adam Ganucheau as interim editor-in-chief. 

Ganucheau joined Mississippi Today pre-launch in 2016 as a politics and state government reporter and has advanced to a senior staff member in his four years with the company. 

“Adam was hire number one when we began building the newsroom,” said Andy Lack, Mississippi Today founder. “I’m so impressed by the way Adam has built relationships both in the newsroom and around the state. He is a natural leader for the next wave of growth at Mississippi Today.”

Ganucheau, who closely covered the 2018 and 2019 statewide elections and hosts the state’s only weekly political podcast, earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi. A native of Hazlehurst, Ganucheau has worked as a staff reporter for AL.com, The Birmingham News and The Clarion Ledger, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“I’m humbled to step into this role and lead Mississippi’s largest and most dynamic newsroom,” said Ganucheau. “As outlets across the South face tough challenges and the future of journalism is in question, Mississippi Today’s mission has never been more critical. Our staff will continue to cover and contextualize the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and hold Mississippi’s most powerful in check.”

Ganucheau is preceded by Ryan “R.L.” Nave who served nearly two years as editor-in-chief. Nave has accepted a leadership position with a partner newsroom and will assume his new role in May. 

“I consider myself lucky for being part of Mississippi Today’s journey for the past four years,” said Nave. “I also consider myself lucky for getting to work with so many talented and dedicated journalists who came into the newsroom every day with a strong passion for our mission and for their state. Mississippi is better off because of Mississippi Today, and I am eager to support the newsroom into its next chapter.”