About me

Tools of the trade. Photo by Craig Webb.

Editor’s Note: For reasons I cannot explain other than this is the way my brain works – this is being written by Craig Webb (me) in the third person.

Craig Webb is a part-time lecturer at Kent State  University’s School of Journalism and Mass  Communication.

This semester, he is teaching a news writing course at the main  campus and also in Stark County.

Webb is also a full-time writer at the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron. This is a recent change for Webb as he worked as a deputy Metro and Features editor for close to a decade. Webb is also now able to write for the print edition since he is once again a member of the Newspaper Guild.

Before joining the editor ranks full time, Webb worked as a Metro reporter for the  daily paper.  He also served as the paper’s weekend Metro editor. He also pens Ohio.com’s Airtime  blog about Ohio amusement  parks that has posted more than 150,000 clicks. His roller coaster and amusement park videos have more than 60,000 YouTube clicks.

Prior to joining the Beacon, he was the city editor of the News-Herald in Mentor.

At the News-Herald, Webb worked as both a reporter and editor from 1990 to 2000.

Craig and tolerant wife, Jennifer.

Webb was a disc jockey and newscaster at WWOW-1360 AM  in Conneaut from 1986 to 1990.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and a minor in journalism at Kent State in 1990. He graduated from  Conneaut High School in 1986.

Webb has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity  in Lake County, the Western Reserve Depot Preservation Board and the St. Francis Xavier School Board in Medina.

Webb, 49, is married and lives in Medina. He and his wife, Jennifer, who is also a Kent State  graduate, have five children, a dog, a cat and two fish.

Prior to his recent (late) discovery of Candy Crush, Webb was ranked in the Top 5 percent in the world on  Angry Birds.

In his  spare time… who are we kidding!

He has no spare time.

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