Ethan Fowler has 17 years of daily and weekly newspaper experience covering news, features and sports, as well as being an editor the last 14 years. He has won several writing awards over the years in Washington state, Virginia and Georgia, including four in 2010 for his education beat writing.
In January 2012, Fowler accepted an education reporter position with the Abilene Reporter-News in Texas.
One of those 2010 awards Fowler won was the Georgia School Boards Association's Print Media Beacon Award in which he was nominated by the Lee County Board of Education for his education writing with The Albany Herald. A 2009 story Fowler wrote caused a Leesburg, Ga., state representative, Ed Rynders, to introduce legislation based on his award-winning investigative journalism. The story uncovered an Albany High School teacher had falsified his Howard University transcript to gain employment with the Dougherty County School System. In 2011, Fowler won second-place in the Freedom of Information category in the Georgia Associated Press News Excellence Awards competition for his 2010 coverage of the controversial naming of Dougherty County School System's new superintendent.
Fowler was paid by the Review & Herald Publishing Association in 2009 to co-author a book, "Brushed Back: The Story of Trevor Bullock," with his wife, Mardene. The book detailed the real life of a top minor league pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and his Christian faith. Fowler and his wife have two young boys and recently moved to Marietta from Albany, Ga., after his wife accepted a nursing position at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.