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Enterprise names Ronnie Crocker editor

October 4, 2018

Ronnie Crocker has been named editor of The Beaumont Enterprise, effective Monday.

He comes to the paper from the Houston Chronicle, where he held a variety of newsroom positions, mostly recently as deputy editor of the Business news department. The Chronicle and the Enterprise are both owned by Hearst.

Crocker is a Texas native and 1985 graduate of Texas A&M University. He also holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. His previous newspaper experience includes stints at the Bryan-College Station Eagle and Daily Press of Newport News, Va., where his reporting won local, state and national awards.

He joined the Chronicle in 1994 as an assistant state editor and over the years also served as day city editor, Sunday city editor and assistant features editor.

Houston readers may know him best for his stories about the local craft beer industry. He started the Beer, TX blog in 2009 and three years later published “Houston Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Bayou City.” In 2014, his reporting earned a first-place award in the newspaper writing category from the North American Guild of Beer Writers.

“I am both proud, and sad, to share the news that Ronnie Crocker will be leaving the Houston Chronicle to be the next editor of the Beaumont Enterprise,” Chronicle vice president and editor Nancy C. Barnes said in an announcement to the staff.

She noted he will continue to work with the other Hearst newspapers in Texas to coordinate news coverage.

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