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Linda Grist Cunningham is editor of KeyWestWatch, a news, information and connections company in Key West, Fl. She owns KeyWestWatch Media LLC, a social media and leadership training consulting company.
Cunningham is a veteran journalist who relocated to Key West in 2012, after 20 years as executive editor of the Rockford (IL) Register Star. During her
four decade journalism career, she was a reporter, copy editor, editorial page editor and executive editor.
Her career began at a weekly newspaper in Buena Vista, Va., and at the Roanoke Times. She worked her way through four New Jersey newspapers from
1977-1991 — the Daily Record in Morristown, the Patterson News, the Hudson Dispatch and the Trenton Times, where she was executive editor and vice
president of news. In 1991, she became executive editor of the Rockford Register Star.
Cunningham was named Northern Illinois University's Journalist of the Year and was inducted into the Marshall University Journalism Hall of Fame. She
is a nationally known discussion and seminar leader in management and leadership training and worked with the American Society of News Editors,
the American Press Institute and the Inland Press Association, as well as several state and regional press associations. She served as a Pulitzer
judge and twice received a Gannett President's Ring. When legacy media proved itself too cumbersome to change with and adapt to today's information
world, Cunningham built her new media company business plan, packed up four cats and a husband and relocated to Key West.
KeyWestWatch is a news, information and connections company that will fulfill her news junkie habits. KeyWestWatch Media LLC, a project management
company, will provide the revenue stream to pay the bills. Contact her at [email protected]; (305) 294-3066. Follow on Twitter @keywestwatch; on