Resume for Travis Fain

Charles Travis Fain
ctfain - (at) -

September 2011 - present, staff writer, the Winston-Salem Journal
Education reporter. I’m also a capable photographer (gallery to the right) with experience shooting and editing video. I’m fairly proficient in computer assisted reporting and understand social networking. I also manage a series of sports news aggregation websites under the name Sports Nation Daily. Our most popular site is The Dawgbone.

May 2010 – September 2011, freelance reporter, Garner, N.C.
My primary contracts were with the Winston-Salem Journal, The Independent
Weekly in Raleigh and the Carolina Public Press in Asheville. I generally wrote
about North Carolina state government. I also wrote for The Triad Business
Journal. Examples of my freelance work are available through

May 2000 – May 2010, The Telegraph
Macon, Georgia
I resigned in May to move to North Carolina and be with my girlfriend, who is now my wife. I left as The Telegraph’s senior reporter, with a focus on state and local politics. I covered three state legislative sessions by myself from our capitol bureau. Prior to that I covered several local governments, as well as numerous local, state and federal political campaigns. I also authored two blogs, Lucid Idiocy and Lucid Idiocy (Politics).

Oct. 1998 - May 2000, The Daily Reflector
Greenville, North Carolina
Cops and courts reporter. I covered a 500-year flood and a month-long political struggle that ended with the police chief getting fired.

1998 bachelor of journalism with minors in English and geology from the University of Georgia. High honor graduate, Phi Beta Kappa.

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