Meredith Shamburger is editor of the Panola Watchman and the Kilgore News Herald, two twice-a-week newspapers in East Texas.

She has previously worked at the Longview News-Journal, the Marshall News Messenger and neighborsgo, a community publication of The Dallas Morning News.

Meredith graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2011, where she worked in a variety of roles at her student newspaper, including Editor-in-Chief. She interned at The Dallas Morning News and Park Cities People while at SMU before spending two years launching a group of hyperlocal news websites covering several communities in Westchester County, N.Y. for The Daily Voice.

Her hometown of Carthage is famous for oil, state football championships, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Bernie Tiede.