Gary Corsair
Writer   Editor   Speaker

"Gary is a one-in-a-million reporter: extremely talented, extremely accurate and extremely dedicated to the craft of journalism and writing." – J.R. Duren, author

352.630.0283  /  gary@garycorsair.com

P.O. Box 1255   Robbinsville, North Carolina  28771

Public Relations

Plymouth Community Schools / Plymouth, Indiana

October 1982-May 1992

Public Relations Director

Wrote releases and articles, designed publications, held press conferences, produced TV show, managed Key Communicators.

1st Place Awards

1990 Indiana High School Forensic Assoc., Outstanding Publicity

Radio

WTCA / Plymouth, Indiana

October 1992-March 1993

Play-by-Play Announcer / Talk Show Host
Voice of Plymouth Pilgrims basketball.



Television

Villages News Network

August 2000-September 2003

News Director

Promoted from reporter to leader of 19-person staff. Produced three daily news shows, special programs.

1st Place Awards

2002 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Feature

2002 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters, Feature



Newspapers

The Graham Star / Robbinsville, North Carolina

August 2015-present

Publisher & Editor


The Villages Daily Sun / The Villages, Florida

March 1996-Aug. 2000, Sept. 2003-April '05, April 2006-April '14

Managing Editor / Interim Publisher / Special Projects Editor

Took free weekly newspaper to 10,200 circulation daily in 18 months. Later served as columnist, feature writer and newsroom coach.

1st Place Awards

2013 Florida Society of News Editors, Sports Reporting

2011 Florida Press Club, Feature Writing

2010 Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, Arts

2010 Florida Society of Newspapers Editors, In-Depth Reporting

2008 Florida Press Club, Serious Feature

2005 Society of Professional Journalists, Sports Writing

2004 Florida Press Club, In-Depth News Writing

2004 Society of Professional Journalists, Feature Writing

2004 Society of Professional Journalists, Sports Writing

2003 Florida Press Association, In-Depth News Writing

References

Paginator/Copy Editor Jamie Robinson, 352.205.0270

Reporter Katie Lewis, 386.627.0882


The Zephyrhills News / Zephyrhills, Florida

May 1993-November 1995

Editor-in-Chief

Led Editorial Department, implemented pagination, won unprecedented five Florida Press Association awards in 1994.

References

Assistant Editor Michael LaBarr, 201.913.4056


Corsair's Sports Authority / Plymouth, Indiana

July 1992-March 1993

Publisher

Responsible for every aspect of operation of weekly newspaper.


The Kokomo Tribune / Kokomo, Indiana

July 1977-September 1982

Sportswriter/Copy Editor/Columnist

Covered high school sports, wrote bowling column, edited copy.

Magazines

Akers Media Group / Leesburg, Florida

April 2014-May 2015

Executive Editor

Led Editorial team that produced three monthly magazines, a quarterly business publication and an annual welcome guide.

1st Place Awards

2015 Green Eyeshade Award, Investigative Reporting

2015 Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporting

References

Publisher Kendra Akers, 352.787.4112

Advertising Director Tim McRae, 352.551.6764

Senior Staff Writer James Combs, 352.223.7483



Villages Magazine / The Villages, Florida

April 2005-April 2006

Managing Editor

Produced monthly magazine.

References

Copy Editor Holly Lawler, 407.409.1390

What I do best

Find COMPELLING stories others overlook.

My rep

Honesty, fairness, INTEGRITY.

My passion

MENTORING, exclusives, exceptional storytelling.