Edgar Simpson became editor of The Joplin Globe in July 1998. Before coming to Missouri, he spent seven years as metro editor and managing editor of The Tribune Chronicle, a 40,000 circulation daily newspaper in Warren, Ohio.
Mr. Simpson became the youngest bureau chief ever for United Press International in 1989, serving as chief in Charleston, West Virginia. Previously, he was lead reporter for The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette.
He has been nominated three times for the Associated Press Managing Editors’ national award for investigative reporting. His reporting projects included racism, botched death investigations, and police abuses. He was the winner of the Scripps Howard First Amendment Award in 1994 for directing a series of articles on closed government proceedings. He has also won the national American Legion’s Fourth Estate Award for a series on police abuses.
Mr. Simpson received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marshall University in 1986. He lives in Newton County with his wife and two children.