Aaron Ferguson is the night and sports editor at the Times of Northwest Indiana. He currently resides in the Region. Previously, he reported on high school sports for the Peoria Journal Star covering over 60 schools placing in APSE and IPA contests.
In his current role, Ferguson coordinates with editors and writers to execute the daily content plan for digital and print production. He ensures quality standards are met by editing for grammar, Associated Press style, SEO and more to package the best presentation for readers. He coordinates with writers, photographers and videographers to devise and execute the daily, weekly and seasonal sports plans.
Ferguson showcased his multimedia ability by incorporating videos, podcasts, social media posts and search engine optimization to go along with the traditional forms of storytelling. He developed sources to find human-interest stories that haven't been told to connect readers with local players and coaches. He finds ways to cover games that go beyond the box score, highlighting key moments and plays.
Born in West Virginia, Ferguson grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, falling in love with sports at a young age thanks to a city that once held six professional sports teams. He is a 2015 graduate from Bradley University and The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication, graduating in three years with a multitude of reporting experiences. The hands-on nature of Bradley's program afforded Ferguson work at three television stations, two newspapers and one radio station. Upon graduation, he put it all together freelancing for the FanSided Network.