Fowler steps down as T-G editor

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Sadie Fowler is resigning as Times-Gazette editor to join the editorial staff of Dabora, Inc. of Shelbyville.
T-G Photo by Carol Spray

Sadie Fowler, Times-Gazette editor, is announcing her resignation effective the end of the month. Fowler has accepted a position with Dabora, Inc., a publishing company pioneered by the David L. Howard family that is headquarted in Shelbyville.

Fowler has been with the T-G since 2007 and has served as editor since 2012. In addition to managing the T-G newsroom, she has played a vital role in other T-G projects including Salute magazine, Bedford Life and special sections.

Time for move

"Change is never easy, but part of success is knowing when it's time for new things, " Fowler said. "I will miss my T-G family and my role with the community very much."

Fowler moved to Shelbyville from upstate New York to work for Dabora after graduating from Syracuse University in 2001. She traveled extensively during her first term with Dabora, and when the time came to settle down she pursued a position with the T-G.

She sees the new position with Dabora as a chance to return to the place of work that brought her here, and also further advance her career through the growth and expansion of Dabora. In addition to various equestrian publications, Dabora publishes several branches of VIP magazine, which it acquired last year.

Multiple talents

Fowler will play a role in editing, writing and coordinating work for all Dabora publications.

"Sadie was a valuable part of our team prior to her departure and time with the T-G and we couldn't be happier to be bringing her skill set back which has been missing for some time," said Jeffrey Howard, publisher of Walking Horse Report and VIP. "It will provide us an opportunity to improve our existing publications and provide growth in our new publications. The opportunity to add someone as skilled as Sadie doesn't come along very often and we couldn't be happier."

Fowler will maintain her presence in the community by continuing to write her lifestyles column for the T-G, Sadie Says, which appears on Sundays.

Big hopes

She said this is an exciting time in her career.

"Through lessons learned and opportunities at the T-G I feel confident I'll be able to help Dabora achieve its objectives," Fowler said. "I'm excited to be able to return to my roots in the equine industry while maintaining the relationships I've developed at the Times-Gazette.

"I hope to bring a lot of what I've learned on special products like Salute to add to the VIP brand of publications owned by Dabora," Fowler said.