Former South Carolina ‘Reporter Of The Year’ Leaving Post And Courier

Palmetto State’s paper of record loses one of its top investigative reporters …

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Former South Carolina ‘Reporter of the Year’ Avery Wilks is leaving The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, dealing a major blow to the Palmetto State’s newspaper of record.

The chief investigative reporter for the Post and Courier‘s Columbia, S.C. bureau – and its lead reporter on the Alex Murdaugh story – Wilks is stepping down to become vice president of communications for South Carolina’s electric cooperatives, according to his Twitter page.

“I’m not going anywhere,” Wilks tweeted. “South Carolina is home. I’m staying in Columbia, a city that has been nothing but good to me since I started at USC in 2011. But it’s time for a new challenge.”



This news outlet has battled Wilks for scoops for several years. The highest compliment I can pay him is that he won more of those battles than he lost.

A 2015 graduate of the University of South Carolina honors college, Wilks hails from Chester, S.C. In 2018, the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) named him its ‘Reporter of the Year.’



Will Folks on phone
Will Folks (Brett Flashnick)

Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.



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Appius Top fan March 6, 2023 at 3:56 pm

Journalism in this state is now weaker. One of the few bright lights out there attempting to shine light into the dark.

jon coctostin March 6, 2023 at 5:22 pm

journalism ? if thats what you wanna call it. Garbage man is a more noble profession


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