Longtime staff writer brings 24 years experience to job
Longtime Dallas Voice staff writer Tammye Nash was appointed senior editor last week.
Nash, 45, succeeds Dennis Vercher III, who died Sept. 27 after serving as the newspaper’s editor for two decades. Nash had worked with Vercher during two different stints for a total of 15 years.
Nash said she viewed her promotion as a “huge honor,” and that she planned to follow the direction Vercher had set for the newspaper.
“Dennis Vercher will be a very hard act to follow, but the Voice staff and I are as committed to the principles of fairness and accuracy as Dennis was,” Nash said. “We will continue to work hard every week to bring the people of our community the news they need to enhance all aspects of their lives.”
Nash first went to work for the Dallas Voice as a reporter in 1988. She left after almost 13 years in March 2001 to try a new career path at Home Depot.
A knee injury in May 2001 sent her back to newspaper work. She re-joined the Dallas Voice as a staff writer in May 2004.
“I love working for Dallas Voice because I love the people I work with here, and because I feel like this job gives me the chance to contribute to the LGBT community,” said Nash, who along with her wife, Sandi, is raising two sons, ages 7 and 9.
“I am one of those really lucky people who gets to make a living doing something I really love doing.”
Nash has 24 years experience in journalism. She started as a reporter and photographer at her hometown newspaper, the Jasper Newsboy. The Jasper newspaper is the oldest, continuously published weekly newspaper in Texas.
She also worked at the Henderson Daily News as a reporter and photographer and at the Cleburne Times-Review as a sports reporter and as the lifestyles and special features editor.
She has served as editor of the Van Progress in Van, The Steel Country Bee in Daingerfield and The Ellis County Chronicle.
Nash called her 15 years of service with the Dallas Voice a “tremendous pleasure” because of being able to work “with people like Robert Moore, Don Ritz and Dennis Vercher, who have been dedicated not only to producing the best possible LGBT newspaper for the last 22 years, but also to doing their part to improving the LGBT community in North Texas and around the country.”
“I am looking forward to the next 15 years and more here at the Dallas Voice,” Nash said.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, October 13, 2006.