Pearson joined the Beaumont paper in 2001, moving there from the Killeen Daily Herald, where he was managing editor for four years. Prior to that, he held reporting and editing positions on the Williamson County Sun in Georgetown, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Midland Reporter Telegram, Odessa American and Pasadena Citizen.Pearson has a bachelor of arts degree in journalism, with minors in English and geology, from Texas A&M University.
He is a marathon runner and has competed in 17 events - including the Boston Marathon - in nine states in a quest to run a marathon in every state.
In Beaumont, Pearson coordinated news coverage for a nine-county area, including coverage of the recent hurricanes. The paper's coverage of Hurricane Humberto received a sweepstakes award in the 2008 Associated Press Managing Editors contest.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Brian Pearson '85, formerly assistant managing editor at the Beaumont Enterprise, moved to the Tyler Morning Telegraph to become business editor. Tyler's story notes that he runs marathons and that he coordinated hurricane coverage: