Editor, Coastal Review

Mark Hibbs is the editor of Coastal Review. He manages the day-to-day operations of our award-winning daily online coastal news service, assigns coverage and works with reporters to ensure the publication maintains the highest journalism standards. A native of coastal North Carolina, Mark joined the Federation June 1, 2015, after more than 20 years with the Carteret County News-Times, where he served as a staff writer and photographer, business editor and assistant to the editor. Mark and the Coastal Review team have earned more than 100 North Carolina Press Association awards for editorial excellence since 2015, including for public service, breaking news coverage, government reporting, feature and news photography and overall general excellence. Mark has also been recognized with the Media and the Law Award of Excellence sponsored by North Carolina Bar Association for a series of stories on private property rights versus North Carolina’s coastal regulatory authority. Mark is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.