GLORIA TROTTER (1944- ) has been co-publisher of the Tecumseh Countywide News since 1983, and The Shawnee Sun, founded in 1990, combined into The Countywide & Sun in 2008. A native of Bristol Tennessee-Virginia, she earned a journalism degree in 1974 at Memphis State University. She worked on the Bristol Virginia-Tennessean in high school from 1962-63 and covered news for WCYB-TV. She was news director for WOPI radio in Bristol, Tenn. and continuing education marketing director at MSU from 1974-77. Past president of the Oklahoma Press Association, she has served on many committees and is past president and board member of FOI OK and numerous other groups. Her awards include the National Newspaper Association’s McKinney Award and the outstanding journalism alumni award from MSU.