633 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
Kim Marcum
Local Life Editor
My Role

I am the Local Life Editor at the Orlando Sentinel and oversee teams that cover five Central Florida counties, four county school districts and four colleges as well as Orlando's growing arts and entertainment scene. I also assign reporters who cover health, religion, demographics, volunteering and social services.
My Biography

I was born in the Show Me state and have used its motto throughout my journalism career as a reporter and editor. I joined the Orlando Sentinel in April 2001 after one too many snowstorms in the Mid-Atlantic. Prior to moving to Orlando, I was with The Baltimore Sun for eight years as Features Editor. My career began at the Kansas City Times where I was a Lifestyle reporter. I also have worked at the Dallas Times Herald and Rocky Mountain News.

I have been a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and a guest speaker at the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as a number of other colleges. In 2002, I was part of a Sentinel team that won the Scripps Howard Foundation’s annual Literacy Award.

In 2007, I served as president of the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, a national organization that I've belonged to for more than 20 years.

I am a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.