Larson Newspapers announces the promotion of News Editor Christopher Fox Graham to managing editor.
Graham first worked for Larson Newspapers as a copy editor from 2004 to 2008 and was named Editorial Person of the Year in 2004. During his tenure, he wrote more than 100 Sedona Underground columns featuring profiles of artists and performers around Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Graham returned as assistant news editor in October 2009. He was promoted to assistant managing editor in April 2010 and again promoted to news editor in April 2013.
Graham won numerous awards for Best Headline from the Arizona Newspapers Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. In 2007, he and two other Larson Newspapers reporters won the Community Service & Journalistic Achievement from ANA.
A performance and slam poet, Graham also won the 2012 Dylan Thomas Award for Excellence in the Written and Spoken Word and has competed seven times at the National Poetry Slam as a member of the Flagstaff Slam Team and slammaster of the Sedona Slam Team. He regularly performs slam poetry at arts events in Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Graham was a member of the city of Sedona Child and Youth Commission from 2004 to 2008.
Graham graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in history from Arizona State University, where he also worked as copy editor on the campus newspaper, The State Press.