Andy West has served as managing editor of the Delaware State News since 1996. He joined the Delaware State News as sports editor in 1990. Before that, West served as editor of The Daily Whale, Sussex Post and Leader & State Register for Independent Newspapers. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism. In the early years of his journalism career, West worked for Gannett’s News Journal in Wilmington, USA Today, the Saratogian in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the Reporter in Lansdale, Pa., and the family-owned Reading Eagle Co. in Reading, Pa.