Duane Cross

Who is this guy?

I’m an old school journalist and won’t apologize for being politically incorrect. I’m a good ol’ boy – a Southern-born Bubba.

Chances are I’ve written something that’s pissed you off. Focus on these three words: I don’t care.
Life is hard. It’s harder if you’re stupid. My advice: Be a fruit loop in a world of cheerios.

Bubba and Mille Grazie in #TheBurg

About Me

My affinity for words dates to the 1970s in Aberdeen, Mississippi, reading the newspaper at the breakfast table. The Daily Journal sports pages took me to exotic locales – New York, Chicago, Los Angeles – and opened my eyes to the world beyond the cotton fields, cornrows, and soybean patches of Northeast Mississippi.

I was born in Tennessee, raised in Mississippi, educated in Alabama, worked in Louisiana and Georgia. (And among other places, I’ve been to Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, and Texas; I’ve got the SEC covered.)

Politics make me laugh; politicians make me want to cry. I have a blue streak running through my red blood. I’m more of a “good government” guy. I have a tight circle of friends; it’s literally a dot. We laugh at inappropriate times and at appropriate things – like political correctness.

I believe faith > religion. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

We won’t agree on everything. I can respect that. You be you. I will be me.

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NEWSPAPERS

Executive Editor
• Magee Courier

Sports Editor
• The Columbian-Progress

Sports Writer/Editor
• The Vicksburg Post

Managing Editor
• Banner-Independent

Sports Copy Editor
• The Advocate

Executive Sports Editor
• The Jackson Sun

DIGITAL MEDIA

Writer/Editor
• CNN/Sports Illustrated

Managing Editor
• Turner Sports

Digital Media Director
• iDisciple

Executive Director, Content
• Cancer Tutor

MARKETING

CCO
• doubleDmedia

CEO
• Enlighten Marketing

CCO
• McGahan Publishing House