Another hire for The City Wire.
Northwest Arkansas business reporter Kim Souza will join The City Wire in mid-January to lead the web publication’s coverage of business and politics in northwest Arkansas.
“I look forward to the new opportunities and new methods to provide business coverage of the complex Northwest Arkansas economy,” said Souza, who will be the news editor for The City Wire in northwest Arkansas. “Online journalism is certainly the future for the industry, and I’m glad to be an integral part of The City Wire’s expansion.”
The City Wire’s new format is scheduled for a late January-early February launch in the Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas metro areas.
Souza is a Texas native and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Texas at Tyler. Souza had an extensive background in finance before spending six years as a classroom teacher in east Texas and Fort Smith.
Souza covered education for the Southwest Times Record (Fort Smith) between 2000 and 2001 before returning to the classroom to teach Spanish and journalism at Fort Smith Christian School, now Union Christian Academy. She moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2005 and has worked as a business reporter for the Morning News and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. In 2011, she was chosen by management to complete the company’s leadership training program.
Souza has won more than a dozen state and national awards for her reporting.