Harry Logan

Morning News
The State
Florence, SC

Journalist reaches dream of becoming editor

Logan made his way up the ranks of South Carolina’s newspapers before becoming the editor of Morning News.

Video Interview

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Born: 1947

Newspaper History:

  • Summer 1968 and 1969 Intern at The State
  • Columbia Record, 1970-1980’s
  • The State, 1980’s-2001
  • Morning News, 2001-2009

Honors and Awards:

  • SCPA President
  • SCPA Distinguished Service Award
  • Member of SCPA Education Foundation


  • Wofford College
  • University of South Carolina, BA in Journalism


  • Grandfather, Harry Legare Watson was the owner, editor and publisher of the Index-Journal and in the SCPA Hall of Fame
  • Great-Grandfather, Roswell T. Logan was the telegraph editor of the News and Courier in 1886
  • Mother, Virginia Watson Logan was on the ad staff of the Evening Post Co.
  • Aunt, Margaret Watson was a reporter for the Index-Journal

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