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Kyle Massey

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Kyle Massey, who was born in Conway and raised in Newport, has been at Arkansas Business since February 2016. He began his journalism career as a sports writer at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway before moving on as an editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Charlotte Observer. For 17 years, he served in editing roles at the New York Times in Manhattan. He and his wife, Kerry Prichard, have four grown children.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Democrat-Gazette Cuts Include Columnists Fellone and Haymes

Two of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's better-known columnists — Frank Fellone and Linda Haymes — were among the latest job cuts at the daily paper on Tuesday. read more >

Kirby & Co. of Hot Springs Gets a New Name, 61° Celsius

Kirby & Co., the longtime Hot Springs marketing and communications firm, has a hot new name: 61° Celsius. read more >

Long After Going Cellular, David Martin Still Selling

When Alltel Corp. first considered getting into cellphones, David Martin had to figure out not just how to sell them, but truly whether they could be sold at all. read more >

State Seeks Pricing in New Bids for Tourism Ad Contract

The state reopened the bidding process on its largest advertising contract Wednesday afternoon, seeking pricing information from ad agencies hoping to land a $14 million-a-year pact for marketing Arkansas tourism and the state parks system. read more >

Southwest Power Pool Sets Wind Energy Record

At 4:30 a.m., SPP became the first regional transmission organization in North America to became the first regional transmission organization in North America to provide more than 50 percent of its power load from wind energy. read more >

Arkansas Nonprofit News Network Aiming for Impact

In an era when “fake news” is a rallying cry and the Trump administration is attacking the press as a “failing” opposition party, Lindsay Millar has launched the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network as a “nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans.” read more >

Arkansas Marketers Call Their Plays on Super Bowl Ads

Little Rock ad man Chip Culpepper thinks this year's Super Bowl commercials were a lot like the game itself: “Only about a quarter worth watching.” read more >

State Cancels Bid Process for Tourism Advertising Contract

The State Office of Procurement canceled its bid solicitation for the state's biggest advertising contract — the $14 million-a-year deal for marketing state tourism — just days before written responses from agencies were due. read more >

Heather Baker Named Publisher of AY, Arkansas Money & Politics

Heather Baker, the former publisher of the auto-buying guide Drive Arkansas and several Arkansas Times publications, is the new publisher at Vowell Media in Little Rock, owned by Vicki Vowell. read more >

Entergy's Latest Tech Effort: $215M in Smart Meters

Entergy Arkansas is the latest utility in the state to embrace smart-grid technology, committing $215 million to install smart meters and corresponding equipment for its 727,000 customers by 2021. read more >