Who is this guy?

Duane Cross is an old school journalist. He won’t apologize for being politically incorrect. He’s a good ol’ boy — a Southern-born Bubba.

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

Within this corner of the World Wide Web, I share unfiltered, often not-so-rose-colored opinions – on journalism, things that interest me, and the pursuit of … well, life. Some days it may be pretty. Every day it will be the brutal honesty that I seek from family and friends.

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

We will not agree on everything. We may not agree on most things. I can respect that. You be you. I will be me.

Career

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Executive Editor, Magee Courier

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Sports Editor, Columbian-Progress

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Writer/Editor, The Vicksburg Post

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Managing Editor, Banner-independent

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Editor, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)

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Executive Sports Editor, The Jackson Sun

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Editor, CNN/Sports Illustrated

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Managing Editor, Turner Sports

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Digital Media Director, iDisciple

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CCO, doubleDmedia

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Owner, Enlighten Marketing