Mohler joins Herald staff

Published 12:45 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Veteran sportswriter Titus Mohler has joined The Farmville Herald as sports editor.

Mohler has worked the last four years as a sports writer for the Suffolk News-Herald, a daily newspaper in southeast Virginia.

He succeeds Hannah Davis, who will continue her duties as editor of The Charlotte Gazette and The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch and take on new responsibilities as a marketing consultant for Farmville Newsmedia LLC, which owns all three newspapers.

Mohler, who will also assist with general news coverage, said he is “grateful for the opportunity to serve Farmville and the surrounding counties by covering the accomplishments of their sports teams and student-athletes.”

“Mohler’s skills will add great coverage in covering sports in the Heart of Virginia,” said Managing Editor Jordan Miles. “His passion for sports writing will be evident as he highlights the successes of our student-athletes in the region.”

Mohler won numerous Virginia Press Association awards during his tenure in Suffolk.

“It has been a privilege to cover sports in Suffolk, where I have lived for 20 years, and I am excited that it has led to an opportunity for full-time work in Farmville,” he said.

Mohler first began working for the Suffolk News-Herald as a freelancer in January 2012, becoming a frequent writer and photographer of sports events until being officially hired in August of that year.

He graduated with distinction from Old Dominion University in 2007, earning a bachelor’s degree in communications.

“We are blessed to have Titus on our team,” said Herald Publisher Steve Stewart, who worked with Mohler in Suffolk for three years. “He is a proven sports journalist who understands what it takes to provide first-rate sports coverage for readers of a community newspaper.”