Powell named editor of Globe, Times

Steven Powell - Kirk Boxleitner
Steven Powell
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MARYSVILLE — Steven A. Powell, a teacher, coach and veteran journalist, is returning to Snohomish County and the newspaper business as the new managing editor of The Marysville Globe and The Arlington Times.

Powell, 57, is a former city editor of The Olympian, and worked for six years as an assistant city editor at The Daily Herald in Everett. He replaces Scott Frank, who is retiring after 14 years at the Globe and Times.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time with The Arlington Times and The Marysville Globe,” Frank said. “It’s been a privilege to meet so many of the wonderful people who make our communities such great places in which to live.”

Frank devoted half his professional career to the Globe and Times, serving under six publishers and seeing the two papers earn 16 Washington Newspaper Publisher Association General Excellence awards. Although he plans to remain a part of the community, and looks forward to seeing the Globe and Times continue to serve the needs of that community, he also feels ready to embark on a new adventure.

“The Arlington Times and The Maryville Globe have each been serving their community for more than 120 years,” Frank said. “I am proud to have been a small part of that great tradition.”

Powell comes to that tradition with an impressively eclectic history. He left The Olympian in 2008 to return to school. He earned a master’s in education at Pacific Lutheran University and for three years has been teaching high school English, history and leadership, as well as coaching football and baseball.

“I am so excited to get back into the newspaper business,” Powell said. “I love how every day is different, and that I get to learn something new every day.”

Powell has done almost every newsroom job during his career. After growing up in Puyallup and graduating from Washington State University, he worked as a reporter, sports editor, wire editor, business editor, features editor, copy editor and city editor. He also took photos and was a web editor.

Powell and his wife of 12 years, Debbie, who is a registered nurse, have a combined five children and seven grandchildren. They lived in Marysville during his stint at The Herald and are happy to return.

“I plan to get involved in the community, and help the newspaper become an even more vibrant part of people’s lives,” Powell said.

In his spare time, Powell loves sports and music. He enjoys playing basketball, tennis, golf and softball, as well as reading and photography. He also plays drums and is in a classic rock band.

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