Heath Ellison joins Daniel Island News writing team
The Daniel Island News is excited to welcome new general assignment reporter Heath Ellison to the paper’s editorial staff. Heath graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2015 with a degree in history. While he spent the next three years working in the history field, he also took on a variety of assignments as a freelance writer in the Charleston area. His work included writing for the Charleston City Paper. Before joining The Daniel Island News as a general assignment reporter in May of 2018, he focused primarily on music journalism, often covering the punk and rap music scenes in the Lowcountry. Heath spent the better part of the summer 2017 compiling an oral history of Charleston hip-hop “and its lack of representation in downtown music venues.”
Currently he’s trying to get over his excitement at being a full-time journalist!
“I live in West Ashley, so your clean community frightens and confuses me,” joked Heath of his new Daniel Island post. “I’m happy to be here,” he continued. “And I’m looking forward to telling your stories, big or small.”
“We are thrilled to have Heath onboard,” noted Daniel Island News Editor Elizabeth Bush. “He has jumped in with both feet and has proven to be a valuable asset to our team. We look forward to having him explore the issues and topics that are important to the Daniel Island and Cainhoy Peninsula communities.”
Heath’s assignments for The Daniel Island News feature a wide range of topics, including city and county government, crime, development, business, education, health and more. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 351-0724.
Please welcome Heath to the community and pitch him your story ideas! And, you can meet him and our editorial staff on Wednesday, July 11 at Blondie’s Bagels from 9-10 a.m.