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Rebecca Jayne Isom

newspaper columnist , newspaper editor

Rebecca Jayne Isom, American newspaper editor, newspaper columnist. Judge Hopewell Junior Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, 1992, Allied Signal Calendar Contest, Hopewell, 1992, 96. Member Virginia Press Association (1st place spot news writing 1992, 2nd place column writing 1992, 3rd place lifestyles page design 1994, 3rd place column writing 1996), Southern Newspaper Publications Association.

Background

Isom, Rebecca Jayne was born on October 25, 1964 in Hinton, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Richard Thomas and Lee Anna (Williams) Harvey.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Ferrum College, 1987.

Career

Graphic artist, Swift Creek Press, Hopewell, Virginia, 1987-1988;television operations manager, Channel 2 television, Prince George, Virginia, 1988-1990;radio announcer, WHAP Radio, Hopewell, 1990-1991;news reporter, The Hopewell News, 1991-1994;features editor, The Hopewell News, 1994-1996;managing editor, The Hopewell News, 1996-1998;copy editor, The Press-Index, Petersburg, Virginia, since 1998. Member quality control committee The Hopewell News, 1993-1998.

Works

  • Author (play) Puss in Boots, 1985. Editor Spotlight, 1994-1995, The Hopewell News, 1996-1998, The Fort Lee Trumpeter, 1996-1998.

Membership

Judge Hopewell Junior Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, 1992, Allied Signal Calendar Contest, Hopewell, 1992, 96. Member Virginia Press Association (1st place spot news writing 1992, 2nd place column writing 1992, 3rd place lifestyles page design 1994, 3rd place column writing 1996), Southern Newspaper Publications Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sculpture, creative writing.

Connections

Married John Wilson Isom, December 22, 1986.

father:
Richard Thomas Harvey

mother:
Lee Anna (Williams) Harvey

spouse:
John Wilson Isom