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Kyle Massey

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Kyle Massey, who was born in Conway and raised in Newport, has been at Arkansas Business since February 2016. He began his journalism career as a sports writer at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway before moving on as an editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Charlotte Observer. For 17 years, he served in editing roles at the New York Times in Manhattan. He and his wife, Kerry Prichard, have four grown children.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Christian Tafner Named Deputy Director for Veterans Affairs in Arkansas

Former Air Force pilot Christian Tafner has landed at the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, where he will spend the next year as right-hand man to Director Nate Todd. read more >

DOE Drops Its Deal With Clean Line; Wind Project Won't Cross Arkansas

Two months after planners gave up hopes of crossing Arkansas with a $2.5 billion wind-energy transmission line as doomed, the U.S. Department of Energy hammered a nail in the project's coffin Friday by ending its participation in the Plains & Eastern Clean Line. read more >

Solar Plant Planned in Crossett Will Provide Power to AECC

Continuing a wave of investment in solar power by the state's electric cooperatives, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. has agreed to buy solar electricity from an 800-acre generation facility to be built near Crossett. read more >

With Solar Power Ruling Near, Law's Sponsor Backs Utilities

As regulators weigh arguments on how utility customers should pay for self-generated electricity, the lawmaker who helped initiate the process clarifies which side he's on: the utilities. read more >

Metro Little Rock's Luxury Units Bridge the Generation Gap This article is available only in print.

Millennials and young professionals who ignited the luxury apartment boom in central Arkansas are now living with people their parents' age. read more >

Oy Vey, Dan Kirkpatrick, That's a Good Career

Through 40 years in the Arkansas marketing world, Dan Kirkpatrick has worked toward a slogan based on results: “Advertising that's engineered to work.” read more >

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Slips to $5.8M

Even as a big fourth-quarter pushed Murphy USA's full-year profits to $245 million in 2017, CEO Andrew Clyde settled for a little smaller payday last year. read more >

Annual Show Lets Newport Show Off Artists, and Itself

Starting next month, a resurgent downtown Newport will host events on 22 of 26 weekends, culminating in late September with Depot Days, the city's signature music festival. read more >

From Sun Records to Sporting Goods, Sonny Burgess Remembered in Newport

Long before he was a Newport merchant, Sonny Burgess played in the same joints as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, trading licks, liquor and wild stage moves with his fellow Sun Records recording stars. read more >

Atkins Chronicle Is Back, Living Month to Month

Four months after new owners shut down the Atkins Chronicle, former circulation manager Beverly Davis has jolted the paper back to life as an odd creature, a monthly newspaper. read more >