Reporter Staff Report

The Glen Rose Reporter welcomes Erin Cooper to its staff.

Cooper will function as the newspaper’s main staff writer and news editor.

She is making the jump to Glen Rose after working for more than two years at The Community News in Aledo.

Cooper graduated from Tarleton State University in 2006 where she studied under journalism professor and Somervell County resident Dan Malone, worked on the school’s newspaper The J-TAC and the privately owned Dublin Citizen. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree and received a Mark of Excellence Award from the Region 8 Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth student reporting.

Cooper began reporting for the Aledo weekly newspaper in August 2007 and was recently awarded fourth place in feature writing by the Texas Press Association for articles written in 2008.