The Forsyth County News is excited to announce the hire of Michael Foster to join the newspaper’s award-winning sports staff.
A recent graduate of Kennesaw State University, Foster arrives with a wealth of experience covering college and high school sports. While at KSU, he was the sports editor of The Sentinel, the school’s student-run newspaper, for three years. Foster updated the section’s editorial philosophy to bring it in line with today’s media landscape. He led coverage of KSU’s start of a new football program and the suspension of the popular club hockey program.
Foster became familiar with Georgia prep sports during his time as a part-time writer with the Marietta Daily Journal. He helped cover baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball, particularly in Cherokee County where he often covered games involving Forsyth County teams.
Foster has already been busy at the FCN, covering the South Forsyth-North Forsyth girls lacrosse game Tuesday and working on a story for the Forsyth County Gymnastics Championship this weekend.
“What excites me most about the opportunity to work with the Forsyth County News is to tell sports stories to a community that won’t be published anywhere else,” Foster said. “Unlike work for a major regional or national newspaper, I have the assurance that my content will always be unique and special to those in the community in Forsyth County, and that’s extremely important to me.
“My hope is that while the community continues to grow, it’s reflection of athletics in the newspaper in fact becomes intimate, reliable and necessary to the athletes, their families and peers.”