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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

Standard Lithium, Lanxess Look at Joint Venture in Arkansas Brine

A Canadian company's plan to extract battery-grade lithium from the salty underground waters of south Arkansas took another step forward Monday with the announcement of negotiations on a joint venture with Lanxess Corp., a global specialty chemical company with extensive operations in the state. read more >

Entergy Arkansas Juices Economic Development This article is available only in print.

Entergy, which serves over 700,000 electric customers in Arkansas, has long been an engine of economic development, a gene present in the company's DNA since its birth more than a century ago. read more >

'The Ride' Going After Listeners Who're Already Listening

Steve Jonsson, president and CEO of Signal Media of Arkansas Inc., decided to tell listeners to one of his radio stations, KHLR-FM, The Ride, about what's playing on a rival station, KSSN-FM of Little Rock. read more >

Remembering Donna Axum Whitworth, Crowned With Beauty and Humor

Donna Axum Whitworth, the El Dorado banker's daughter who was the first Miss Arkansas to win as Miss America, back in 1964, died last week at 76. read more >

Lithium Company With Arkansas Plans Gets Attention via Nasdaq

Standard Lithium Ltd., the Canadian company with big plans for mining battery-quality lithium from the underground brine of south Arkansas at a pilot extraction plant near El Dorado, is upping its name recognition in the United States with a program through Nasdaq. read more >

Murphy Oil Reports $94M Profit for 3Q, Beats on Revenue

Murphy Oil Corp., the crude exploration and production giant based in El Dorado, reported third-quarter net income of $94 million, meeting expectations and exceeding some analysts' profit predictions. read more >

Arkansas Exporters Applaud USMCA, Trump's 'New NAFTA'

The letters USMCA may not say much to most Arkansans, but to state leaders in international trade, they spell relief. read more >

Donald Trump Calls Out The Enemy, and It Is Us

Trump is hardly the first president to quarrel with the press, of course. But he's surely the first to label government statistics phony, then trumpet them as true as soon as they make for good press. read more >

Ampezzan, KARK's Brown Join PR Team at Mangan Holcomb/Team SI

Bobby Ampezzan, the Arkansas journalist whose job as managing editor of Arkansas Public Media was eliminated recently when major public radio grant funding ended, has joined Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI of Little Rock as a public relations executive. read more >

Murphy USA Turns 5, Reports 3Q Profit of $45M

As Murphy USA of El Dorado celebrated its fifth birthday as a standalone company, the retail fuel and convenience store giant reported a net profit of $45 million for the third quarter. read more >