Jeff Tucker joined the Roswell Daily Record May 7, 2014, as the newspaper’s city and county government reporter.
Tucker previously reported for the Rio Grande Sun in Espanola, N.M.
Tucker began his journalism career in 1997, freelance writing for his hometown newspaper in Michigan City, Ind. He has been a journalist for several newspapers in Indiana, and for newspapers in Oil City, Pa., Robstown, Texas, and Wolf Point, Mont. He has also been a newsman for The Associated Press in Indianapolis, an independent freelance writer for the AP in Helena, Mont., and a radio correspondent in Indiana.
Tucker has won 15 individual journalism awards, including five awards in 2011 from the Montana Newspaper Association. He has also won awards from the Hoosier State Press Association, the Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors, the Texas Press Association, the South Texas Press Association, and the Texas Association of School Boards.
After graduating from Purdue University where Tucker studied communications and political science, he was a congressional intern in Washington, D.C. and a legislative intern for the Indiana House of Representatives.