O'Fallon Progress

O’Fallon Progress names new editor

Curt Libbra
Curt Libbra

The O’Fallon Progress has named a new editor — Curt Libbra.

A metro-east native, Libbra grew up on his family’s cattle and grain farm near Livingston in northeast Madison County. He earned a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Libbra has won Illinois Press Association awards in several areas, including government reporting, news series and feature writing.

“O’Fallon and Shiloh are great communities filled with good people. They are dynamic, growing towns. As the editor of the Progress, I look forward to working with both communities to ensure their stories get told,” Libbra said.

Libbra also serves as editor of the Highland News Leader.

Both the O’Fallon Progress and the Highland News Leader are published by the Belleville News-Democrat, which is owned and operated by McClatchy.

To contact Libbra, e-mail clibbra@bnd.com or call 618-239-2688.