By LEIGH C. MERRIFIELD
News & Journal Editor
The News & Journal is pleased to announce a new addition to its staff. Lanessa Murphy Spagnuolo joined the N&J team just this week and will be participating in advertising sales as well as some reporting.
A lifelong resident of Philippi, WV, Lanessa is a 2008 graduate of Philip Barbour High School and a graduate of Alderson Broaddus College, where she majored in English with emphasis on creative writing and a minor in journalism. She also served as editor of the college newspaper while attending AB.
Her first work experience following college was to write news articles at New Vision Renewable Energy, and since that time, she has been employed at the Barbour Democrat, a weekly publication in Philippi as a sales representative and staff writer.
Recently married to AJ Spagnuolo, Lanessa now resides in Shinnston and the News & Journal staff looks forward to her contributing some fresh ideas to our publication.