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Staff Bios

Denise DuBois

Denise DuBois has been with the news organization since 2007. She took on the role as Executive Editor in 2012. She is an award-winning reporter, photographer, and designer. She continues to write stories, plan and implement special sections, and represent the organization in the community.


Toni Shah

Toni Shah is an award-winning local news reporter. She covers city and county government meetings, but also enjoys writing profile pieces. She has been with The Citizen since 2018. 


Brad Beasley

Brad Beasley is an award-winning graphic designer and digital marketing expert. He can create beautiful advertisements to meet any business style.


Meagan Thorne

Meagan Thorne is the Sales Manager and Billing/Traffic Coordinator for East Alabama Advertising. She began with the company while she was still in high school and continues to encourage the sales team and place local commercials on TV. 


Darlene Spears

Darlene Spears is an Advertising Executive who has decades of experience in sales with East Alabama Advertising. She enjoys helping customers get what they need to grow their business.