CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- One certainty about life is that there will be change.
That's true in the newspaper's Life section, too.
Starting next week, Zack Harold of the Charleston Daily Mail staff will take over that section as the life and community engagement editor.
That's a long title that means Harold will produce the newspaper sections that focus on people's lifestyles -- but also that he's been tasked with finding ways to make sure the Daily Mail is connecting with our readers.
Harold takes over the life editor job from Monica Orosz, who is leaving the newspaper to pursue other interests.
Harold, 26, has worked at the Daily Mail for nearly five years. He most recently served as one of the newspaper's statehouse reporters, but also has covered education and health.
"I'm extremely excited for this new opportunity," Harold said. "I've loved the Daily Mail since I was a kid because it always featured compelling, well-written stories about really interesting people. That's a tradition we continue today, and I'm happy to do my part."
Harold said he is also excited about his community engagement editor role.
"The Internet, and social media in particular, are revolutionizing the way newspapers connect with our readers," he said. "Our stories are read by more people than ever before. And now our readers can talk back.
"I want to help foster those conversations, and find new, interesting ways to bring you the news."
Harold is a lifelong West Virginian. He is from Ashford, Boone County, and graduated from the University of Charleston in 2009 with a degree in print journalism.
His wife, Whitney, is finishing her degree in elementary and special education at West Virginia State University.
Harold is the piano player at Rumble Community Baptist Church and sometimes teaches Sunday school.
You can reach him with story ideas about local features and West Virginia entertainment at 304-348-7939 or zack.har...@dailymailwv.com. On Twitter, he is @ZackHarold. He also is debuting a new blog, "The Pop Machine," which will be available at www.charlestondailymail.com.