Rachel Anderson To Lead Jonesboro Right Now

Eager to elevate local journalism to new heights, Trey Stafford, President/General Manager of the Jonesboro Radio Group, announced today that Jonesboro native Rachel Anderson has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the forthcoming JonesboroRightNow online news service. 

With over three decades of residence in the Jonesboro community, Anderson brings a wealth of experience and a deep-rooted understanding of the local landscape to her new role. Her dedication to the community has been demonstrated through her extensive volunteer work with organizations such as Million Women Mentors, Friends of EAST, the Jonesboro 2030 Committee, the American Advertising Federation, and the Arkansas Child Abduction Response Team, among others. Her contributions to her community have not gone unnoticed, with features in esteemed publications like the Wall Street Journal, Inside Edition, Discovery Channel, and The Weather Channel. 

Prior to her appointment as Editor-in-Chief, Anderson, a certified police officer, served as the Senior Video Analyst and Digital Media Officer for the Jonesboro Police Department, where her expertise in multimedia storytelling and digital communications garnered recognition from both local and national media outlets as well as local service awards including 2021 Officer of the Year by Crimestoppers of Jonesboro and 2023 Best Social Media Account in Best of NEA for her work on the Jonesboro Police Department Social Media Outlets. 

In her new role, Anderson is eager to lead JonesboroRightNow with a dedication to journalistic integrity, community engagement, and a commitment to delivering accurate and timely news coverage to the residents of Jonesboro and beyond. “I am honored to be trusted with this role,” says Anderson, “I hope this news site fills a gap that our community is missing in the journalism world. Following my career in the public sector, I consider it a privilege to serve and connect with my community in this new way.

Speaking about Anderson’s appointment, Trey Stafford expressed his confidence in her ability to steer the new online news service towards success. “Rachel’s deep ties to the Jonesboro community, coupled with her extensive experience in digital media, marketing, and journalism, make her the ideal candidate to lead JonesboroRightNow,” said Stafford. 

With Rachel Anderson at the helm, JonesboroRightNow is poised to become a trusted source of news and information, reflecting the spirit and diversity of the Jonesboro community.

The online product, completely free to every user, is slated to launch on Tuesday, April 2 at JonesboroRightNow.com.