MEET THE STAFF:
DANNY O'FALLON, editor/publisher
Danny O'Fallon, as the editor and publisher, oversees the operation of the newspaper. A native of Columbia, Danny originally began his newspaper career here at The Columbian-Progress as a reporter and photographer from 1985-1993. Following a few career adventures in manufacturing, banking and insurance, Danny returned to serve as CP publisher in November 2020. He and his wife, Lucy, are USM alumni and have two children and three grandchildren. They attend Venture Church.
JOSHUA CAMPBELL, managing/sports editor
Joshua Campbell joined The Columbian-Progress editorial staff in August 2015 as the sports editor. Campbell is a 2015 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. For three years, he worked as sports editor for The Student Printz, USM’s student-run newspaper. Campbell is an avid sports fan with his fandom spreading from the Chicago Cubs to the Dallas Cowboys. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, watching television and playing sports. He is the son of Michael and Hiedi Campbell of Slidell, La., and is the youngest of six children.
SUSAN AMUNDSON, news/features editor
Susan Amundson joined The Columbian-Progress
TAMMY RILEY, advertising director
Tammy Riley joined The Columbian-Progress
ASHLEY CLARK, advertising consultant
Ashley Clark joined the C-P's advertising staff in April 2018. She is a Columbia native and lives here with her two sons.
TRACEY McNEESE, classifieds/circulation/prod.asst.
A resident of Marion County, Tracey has lived in Columbia for more than 20 years. She works as the production assistant and circulation clerk. She is a 1996 graduate of Purvis High School. She attended Pearl River Community College and Jones County Junior College while majoring in accounting.
She is the daughter of James Earl and Charlotte Smith. She has four sisters and one brother. She has been married to Chris McNeese for more than 20 years and they have one son, Trace. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, reading, fishing, camping and taking care of her animals.
BONNIE HUDSON, bookkeeper/office manager
Bonnie is the most veteran of The Columbian-Progress staff, having been employed with the company since 1984. She began work at the newspaper as an ad rep and was later promoted to ad director, where she continued in that role for 16 years before moving into the role of business manager. She and her husband, Jimmy, have been married more than 30 years and have three children, Phillip (April) Grayson, Tiffany (Matthew) Campbell and Jamie Hudson and six grandchildren, Alex, Samuel and Chase Grayson and Hagen, Hudson and Holden Campbell. She is a member of North Columbia Baptist Church and enjoys spending time with her “grands” and traveling with friends in her free time.
DANA BAKER, graphics design/production
Dana joined The Columbian-Progress recently.