Derrick Stuckly has been named editor of the Brownwood Bulletin.

Stuckly has been serving as the paper’s interim editor since November when long-time Bulletin Editor Gene Deason retired.

“We are honored to make this announcement,” said Jeff Parra, Southwest regional manager for American Consolidated Media, the parent company of the Brownwood Bulletin.

“When Gene retired, Derrick stepped forward to help lead the Bulletin news team during the transition as we began the search for Gene’s replacement — and he has done an outstanding job in that capacity, while also overseeing the sports department,” Parra said in making the announcement Thursday.

“Without question, when Gene Deason retired, he left a big set of shoes that needed to be filled. We knew that needed to be filled. We knew that replacing a legend was going to be a difficult challenge. Derrick, through his dedication to duty and professionalism, has kept the Bulletin newsroom running smoothly without missing a beat following Gene’s retirement.

“At ACM, we believe in promoting from within,” Parra said. “Today we are honored to remove the word ‘interim’ from Derrick’s title and announce Derrick Stuckly as the Editor who will lead the Brownwood Bulletin into the future.”

Stuckly has served as sports editor of the Brownwood Bulletin since June 2004. Prior to arriving in Brownwood, he worked as sports editor for the Brenham Banner-Press and Corsicana Daily Sun.

In the Bulletin sports department, Stuckly has been responsible for covering live events, writing articles, taking photographs, shooting video, designing pages and producing internet content, including video highlights, photo galleries and live game blogs.

In 2012, Stuckly was one of eight finalists for the Texas High School Coaches Association’s Putt Powell Sports Writer of the Year award after being nominated by the Region 2 members of the THSCA. 

In 2011, Stuckly received the American Consolidated Media “Best Sports News Writing” award for the story on University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown’s appearance at the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions banquet.

In both 2010 and 2012, the Bulletin was awarded first place in sports coverage by the Texas Press Association. In 2007, the Bulletin received first place in sports coverage by the West Texas Press Association.

A native of Hubbard, Texas, Stuckly earned a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Texas in 1998.