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Yvonne DeGruy Ganucheau, Editor-In-Chief of Mississippi Today

Ganucheau oversaw a redesign of both the newspaper’s website and app during his tenure as editor-in-chief, leading reporters who broke several important stories, such as profiling on campus.

Logan Kirkland, Ganucheau’s former colleague at WBEZ-FM News in Buffalo, recalls him as hardworking and providing an energetic presence in the newsroom.

Early Life and Education

Adam Ganucheau is an award-winning journalist and state government reporter for Mississippi Today, established as a nonprofit newsroom in 2016. As Editor-in-Chief he oversees a team of journalists covering politics and state government while forging relationships with foundations, impact donors, and supporters of journalism in the public interest.

Y’all Politics has independently confirmed that the Attorney General’s office lawyer who reviewed IHL for the USM volleyball facility that resulted in misspend of TANF funds is also the mother of Adam Ganucheau, Editor-In-Chief of Mississippi Today – nationally recognized for their coverage of the TANF scandal initially reported by Y’all Politics. Adam did not disclose this connection when reporting his stories or discussing it with any journalists.

Professional Career

Yvonne DeGruy Ganucheau set an exceptional example of hard work, devotion, and selflessness. She leaves behind her husband Gilbert F. Ganucheau; children Yvette Cassara, Yvonne Waits, Cynthia Hill, Sheila Magee and Adam Ganucheau as well as 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

She began her journalism career with Mississippi Today pre-launch in 2016 as a politics and state government reporter and rapidly advanced. For the 2019 gubernatorial election campaign, Reeves was assigned as her subject while Campbell focused on Lieutenant Governor/former Attorney General Jim Hood as their subject.

Y’all Politics was unable to reach either the editor-in-chief of Mississippi Today or any of its board members for comment regarding an undisclosed relationship between IHL and misappropriated TANF funds from IHL’s legal counsel, the Editor-In-Chief’s mother being one, and an undisclosed relationship between Mississippi Today’s board and Mississippi Today and IHL. Legal counsel reviewed IHL documents which resulted in misuse of these TANF funds by IHL.

Achievement and Honors

Ganucheau made his campus newspaper more visible by creating an app for Apple and Android devices and overseeing a redesign of the newspaper website. He brought an exciting energy into the newsroom that staff responded positively to.

At The Daily Mississippian, his leadership skills allowed them to break two national stories thanks to his management skills. Furthermore, he is an active public speaker and advocate for journalism.

Ganucheau has won multiple awards for his work at Mississippi Today – its largest newsroom – including UM’s Silver Em award. He takes great pride in this achievement for both himself and the entire Mississippi Today staff; CEO Mary Margaret White, MDK Skinner, Audience Development Director Lauchlin Fields, Health Reporter Devna Bose and Education Reporter Julia James are all alumni from UM.

Personal Life

Yvonne Ganucheau was an extraordinary wife, mother and registered nurse. Her example embodied hard work, selflessness and dedication – qualities which she shared with Gilbert F. Ganucheau through their 63 year marriage, 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Y’all Politics has confirmed that Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau’s mother worked at IHL during the TANF scandal that saw millions misspent to help state’s poorest citizens. Mississippi Today was nationally acclaimed for their coverage of this scandal but no disclosure of an undisclosed familial tie has ever been included in any article published about it. Was his relationship known to Mississippi Today’s board when they elevated Adam Ganucheau as Editor-in-Chief? If not then does he have an obligation now to disclose it?

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