Chad Lawhorn

President's Appointment

Chad Lawhorn, editor and publisher of the Lawrence Journal-World, is the president's appointment to the Kansas Press Association Board of Directors and previously served as daily director.

Lawhorn has been with the Journal-World since 2001. He has served as a reporter, managing editor and editor during his time at the company, which in addition to publishing the Journal-World also operates,, the Tonganoxie Mirror and other ventures.

Prior to joining the Journal-World, Lawhorn served as the editor and publisher of The Baldwin Ledger and the Lawrence Business Ledger and owned the parent company of those two weekly newspapers. He joined the Journal-World after selling those publications to the Journal-World.

Lawhorn oversees news, advertising, circulation and all other operations of the Journal-World. Lawhorn continues to write for the newspaper and website.

“I’m looking forward to the new role, but always will remain committed to serving as a journalist,” he said. “I think the journalistic process is badly needed in a world that produces a lot of conflicting and confusing information. I feel fortunate to be in a community that appreciates journalism and the positive role it can play in a community.”

Lawhorn is a fourth-generation Kansan and a native of Melvern in Osage County.

He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. He and his wife, Kristine, live in Eudora with their two children.


Organization: Lawrence Journal-World