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Scott Eslinger

Digital Newsdesk Producer
Credit: KBMT


Scott Eslinger has been the Digital Newsdesk Producer at KBMT/K-JAC 12NewsNow.com since early 2016.

Eslinger spent most of his journalism career on the print side.

He worked 15 years as a still photojournalist and then five years as a digital journalist on the print side in Southeast Texas before working for a few years in marketing and PR.

Eslinger earned a journalism degree with a photojournalism emphasis in 1990 from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Ca., a couple hours’ drive north of where he grew up in San Diego.

He began his career as a still photojournalist at The Orange (Tx) Leader and then the Lakes Charles American-Press in Lake Charles, La, before spending almost 18 years at the Hearst-owned Beaumont Enterprise.

In 2006 Eslinger moved to the digital side and oversaw the transition of The Enterprise’s print newsroom to a digital-first newsroom.

He helped manage the implementation of two different content management systems as well as run the website and social media and instill a digital-first attitude amongst the newsroom staff.

Eslinger then spent three and half years as the web marketing director for Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Beaumont before moving back into the news media by accepting the digital newsdesk job at 12News.

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