Roy Ockert, Jr.
A native of Hot Springs, Roy Ockert Jr. retired in 2012 after 30 years as editor of the Jonesboro Sun and two other daily newspapers, including 10 years of covering courts. He also wrote a regular editorial column for more than 40 years. He is a former president of the Arkansas Press Association, Arkansas Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association. For the past two years he has served as a communications consultant for the City of Jonesboro.