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Andrew James Oppmann Edit Profile

Newspaper editor

Andrew James Oppmann, American Newspaper editors Fellow U. Kentucky, 1984; recipient Gannett Newsroom Supervisor Recognition award, 1995. Board visiting U. Kentucky School Journalism, 1994-1997. Member U. Kentucky Journalism Alumni Association (Vice-President since 1997), Society Professional Journalists (board directors Queen City chapter 1995-1997), U. Kentucky National Alumni Association (board directors since 1998).

Background

Oppmann, Andrew James was born on April 3, 1963 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Patrick George Oppmann and Elizabeth Anne (Freeman) Peace.

Education

Bachelor in Journalism, University Kentucky, 1985.

Career

Staff writer, The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, California, 1985-1986;copy editor, staff writer, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader, 1986-1987;bureau chief, assistant metro editor, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader, 1988-1991;urban affairs writer, The Knoxville (Tennessee) News-Sentinel, 1987-1988;assistant city editor, The Houston Post, 1991-1992;deputy metropolitan editor, The Houston Post, 1992;assistant to managing editor, The Houston Post, 1992;metropolitan editor, The Houston Post, 1992-1994;Kentucky editor, The Cincinnati (Ohio) Enquirer, 1994-1997;supervising editor, The Kentucky Enquirer, Fort Mitchell, 1994-1997;managing editor, The Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser, since 1998.

Membership

Board visiting University Kentucky School Journalism, 1994-1997. Member University Kentucky Journalism Alumni Association (vice president 1997-2000, president 2001-2003), Society Professional Journalists (board directors Queen City chapter 1995-1997), Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors (board directors since 1998), University Kentucky National Alumni Association (board directors 1998-2001).

Connections

Married Emily Elise Wey, October 8, 1988. Children: Emily Katherine, Sarah Elizabeth.

father:
Patrick George Oppmann Peace

mother:
Elizabeth Anne (Freeman) Peace

spouse:
Emily Elise Wey

children:
Emily Katherine Oppmann

Sarah Elizabeth Oppmann