Judd Wilson is the Publisher and Editor of the Southern Lehigh Tribune.
While working as managing editor of the U.S. Marine Corps’ weekly Okinawa Marine newspaper from 2006-2007, he was responsible for all operations of the paper, including supervision, training and assignments of 20 journalists, and ensuring that writing, photography, and layout adhered to Associated Press and Department of Defense journalistic standards. The paper did such a good job delivering timely and relevant information to the 18,000-plus Marine Corps audience on Okinawa, that it won First Place in the Tabloid Newspaper Category in the 2006 Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Awards! Wilson also managed development of the Japanese-language Big Circle quarterly, informing the 500,000-plus Japanese civilian audience about U.S. military support of their native community.
As a reporter in 2009, Wilson covered the local government beat for the Woodruff (S.C.) City Bulletin, breaking a front page story about the proposed transformation of an abandoned mill property into a Section 8 apartment complex by a foreign investor. The plan had been completely unknown to residents.
Wilson’s articles have also been published in the Christian periodical, Faith for All of Life.