Published October 5, 2017
ATLANTA—Nichole Golden is the new editor of The Georgia Bulletin.
The appointment, effective Oct. 1, was announced by Mary Anne Castranio, executive editor of the newspaper. Golden succeeds Gretchen Keiser, who retired at the end of September.
Castranio said, “Nichole’s work as an accomplished reporter and storyteller has been invaluable, as well as her willingness to contribute to the overall excellence of our newspaper. Her editorial experience will be essential as our staff works together to create a superior newspaper, in print and online, bringing the news of the Catholic Church to our community.”
Golden has been a reporter and staff writer for the archdiocesan newspaper since September 2013. Prior to that she worked at the Newnan Times-Herald, a daily newspaper, from 1997 to 2013. She started as a staff writer and worked in that capacity for eight years. During her last eight years there, she was editor of the daily features and lifestyle section of the Newnan paper.
She has won several national Catholic Press Association awards since joining the staff of The Georgia Bulletin, including in 2017 a first-place award for best news writing for her series on refugees and a third-place feature writing award on the wedding of a St. Jude School second-grade teacher. She received honorable mention for individual excellence as a writer by the CPA in 2016.
The daughter of a retired college basketball coach, Golden was born in Florida and her family lived in several states as she was growing up, including Kentucky and Mississippi. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where she majored in broadcast journalism and French.
Following graduation she accepted a job at a radio station in LaGrange where she met her husband, Thomas. They have been married for 22 years and have three children, William, Mary Lauren and Tommy. They are members of St. George Church in Newnan.
Golden came into the Catholic Church in 2001 at Holy Trinity Church in Peachtree City, where she went through the RCIA process.
“It’s been rewarding to help tell the stories of Catholics in north Georgia and the inspiring ways they live the faith,” said Golden. “I am grateful to serve in this new role as editor and most especially with the incredible team at The Georgia Bulletin.”