Ryan QuinnEducation Reporter
Ryan Quinn was born in the "other Charleston," the South Carolina one, and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. While in college, he served as a columnist, opinion editor and, finally, news editor for The Daily Gamecock, his school newspaper, and interned at The Post and Courier, his hometown paper. After graduating, he edited and designed pages for The New York Times International Weekly as part of a Dow Jones News Fund copy editing internship. He arrived at the edge of Appalachia when he took his first job at The State Journal in Frankfort, Kentucky. After about two years there, in March 2014 he moved to Charleston to join the Gazette and stayed on when it became the Gazette-Mail. Appalachia's beauty reminds him of childhood vacations -- while West Virginians head to South Carolina to get away, many South Carolinians go to the mountains. If he's not at the office, he's often found at Taylor Books.