Glass named managing editor of The Weekly

November 6, 2018

MT. VERNON — Veteran journalist Tesa Glass has been named the managing editor of The Weekly.

“I am excited to get back home in the area I love, doing the work I love,” Glass said. “Working with The Weekly is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of building a product that already has a reputation for excellence and community involvement.”

Glass, who was the regional managing editor of the Mt. Vernon Register-News and the McLeansboro Times-Leader when those papers closed, recently moved back to Mt. Vernon after spending the past seven months as editor of The Highlander and Mountain Life Magazine in Highlands, North Carolina.

“While western North Carolina is a beautiful place, it wasn’t the same as being in Southern Illinois,” Glass said.

The Weekly Publisher Cathy Stuehmeier said she is pleased to welcome Glass into the newly-created position.

“We are so very blessed to have someone so ingrained in Jefferson County and loves Jefferson County as much as she does,” Stuehmeier said. “It’s our goal to be a part of the Jefferson County community and show our support for the community.”

Glass has more than 35 years experience in media, which includes radio, television and newsprint. A native of Salem, she has been a resident of Mt. Vernon since 1990. She and her husband Tom have four children between them, and six grandchildren.

General Manager John Stuehmeier said he is looking forward to future growth of The Weekly.

“We’re very pleased to have someone with over 30 years experience in media join us,” Stuehmeier said. “With Tesa, we hope to continue to improve and grow our presence in the Jefferson County area.”

The Weekly opened its Jefferson County office in July, located at 2419 W. Broadway in Mt. Vernon.

“In the upcoming weeks, readers will be able to expect the same informative and entertaining articles they have come to anticipate in The Weekly, and see some new features,” Glass said. “I welcome the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones in the coming weeks.”

Anyone who has information about events and community happenings within Jefferson County may send them by email to Glass at or drop the information off at the office.