Sharon Roberts, an award-winning newspaper reporter and an experienced editor, has been named editor of The Mecklenburg Times by Liz Irwin, publisher of The Dolan Company’s Carolinas Group of newspapers.
Roberts has a bachelor’s degree in English and public relations from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and a master’s in newspaper journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She started her newspaper career in 1986 with The Leader-Times in Kittanning, Pa., and was an editor and reporter for The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss.
She also has written for The Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as well as Today’s Charlotte Woman, Charlotte Parent and North Carolina Classic Design Elements magazines.
Most recently, Roberts was a paralegal for a Charlotte law firm. She also has been manager of a child care center and a substitute teacher in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
“Sharon brings a wealth of journalism experience and education to our newsroom,” Irwin said. “Her leadership of an already accomplished group of reporters will push The Meck Times to new heights.”
The newspapers of The Dolan Company’s Carolinas Group are The Mecklenburg Times, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.