East Alabama News welcomes new Director of News Operations and Managing Editor David K. Dismukes.
East Alabama News Welcomes David K.Dismukes, EAN’s Director of News Operations and Managing Editor.
David K. Dismukes brings 30 years of military and civilian journalism experience to the team at East Alabama News. Among his long list of impressive credentials are former Command Information Officer, US Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning, GA where Dismukes served as the installation’s Chief of Internal Information.
Dismukes also served as Senior Public Affairs Supervisor for the Third US Army’s Central Command and the Coalition Forces Land Component Command, where Dismukes developed and executed the extensive media embedding campaign for the war in Iraq working with Cable News Network (CNN) during combat operations in Iraq. Dismukes has also been hand selected by NBC and ESPN to serve as Director of Photography for major news productions.
Following the 9/11 terror attacks Dismukes lead the initial 26 members of the national/international media into Afghanistan and was also hand selected to photograph President George W. Bush’s second inauguration.
Dismukes photographs from Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom were some of the first to make the wires and to the public bringing you, the reader to the front lines of securing our nation’s freedom. Ultimately protecting one of the most basic and fundamental rights our forefathers secured for this great nation, the First Amendment to the Constitution; our right to free speech and freedom of the press.
We at EAN welcome David Dismukes, a consummate journalist, a combat veteran of Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to the team!
Meet the team!
Publisher Adam Broach
East Alabama News's Publisher and President Adam Broach's passion for journalism began as a student of Notasulga High School. As a freshman Broach joined the staff of Notasulga's award-winning school and community newspaper The Notasulga Times, rising to the rank of Editor-In-Chief as a junior. With a passion for photography and public safety, Broach served his community for 13 years as a firefighter/EMT with the Notasulga Fire Department. Studying journalism at Auburn, Broach left college to tour full time with country music legend Hank Williams Jr. as his tour photographer before returning to East Alabama to pursue a career in photojournalism.
Working with the Opelika-Auburn News as a contract sports photographer and serving as Day Communications Media Group's VP of Photo Operations, Broach walked the sidelines and capturing some of Auburn University's thrilling moments on the gridiron, Broach felt a need to fill a journalistic void in the underserved areas of East Alabama, thus founding East Alabama News in 2016.
Broach, a life-long resident of historic Macon County, serving on Notasulga's Alabama 200 planning commission to commemorate Alabama's 200th birthday, as a civic-minded individual, Broach continues a family legacy of serving the community. The youngest son of now-retired Notasulga City Councilwoman Terry J. Broach and grandson of Ada M. Lumpkin, one of Notasulga's most generous business women, he hopes to continue the family legacy of giving back to the community.