Adele Uphaus joins FXBG Advance as Managing Editor and Correspondent

Two years ago, I had the opportunity to work with Adele Uphaus when I joined the Free Lance-Star as that paper’s Opinion Editor.

Over my 25-year career in journalism, there are few reporters that I’ve worked with or led who were Adele’s equal. Her well of sources runs deep; her research skills are first-rate; and her commitment to exposing and writing the truth is unquestioned.

Beginning November 1, Adele joins the FXBG Advance as both Managing Editor and Correspondent. Here’s what that means to you, our readers.

  • Regular Hard News Stories – Monday through Friday, Adele will be posting hard-news stories about local government, education, and other matters of import to you.
  • More Newsletters – Once Adele is settled into her role, we will begin distributing two editions of the FXBG Advance each day. The 6 am edition that you have grown accustomed to, and an afternoon edition that will feature a variety of short pieces about goings-on in and around the Greater Fredericksburg region.
  • More Writers – One task that Adele will assume is beginning to grow the list of freelance writers, or “stringers,” that we will look to to expand our news offerings.
  • More News – Adele’s arrival frees me up to spend more time getting back to my roots as a reporter. Between Adele and I, we will be covering City Council, the Boards of Supervisors, and the School Boards like a glove.
  • A new voice on the New Dominion Podcast – In addition, expect Adele to be a regular voice on the podcast that has become a popular waypoint for leaders and people doing great things in our region.
  • Shaun Kenney’s popular Tuesday opinion column will continue to drive discussion in our region.
  • My own analysis pieces and occasional opinion pieces will also continue.
  • Our Books & Culture section each Sunday, now under the direction of Vanessa Sekinger, will continue to shine a spotlight on popular reads, deep tomes, and the many talented local writers who are part of our region.
  • Saturday’s calendar of upcoming government meetings, and stories of interest to families in our region.

We are honored to have Adele join our team, and we are excited about the plans being laid for the future.



by Martin Davis
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF