John C. Druckenmiller, 66, is a 41-year media veteran. He’s the owner/editor of Hometown Headlines Inc., an Internet media group serving Northwest Georgia.
Since our premiere in January 2004, nearly 220 million hits have been recorded. In addition, more than 25,000 people follow Hometown Headlines on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked In. Druckenmiller also was the host of the two-hour weekday Hometown Headlines Radio Edition heard on Rome-area radio. He also was the afternoon news anchor on K-98.
Druckenmiller has worked for four Georgia newspapers including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Fulton County Daily Report, The Times in Gainesville and The News-Tribune in Rome. Other career stops include USA Today, Florida Today, The Fresno, Calif., Bee, the Fort Myers, Fla., News-Press and The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.
A Barberton, Ohio, native, he is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, and has completed several courses toward a master’s degree at Georgia State. He has been a frequent presenter at the American Press Institute, the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and at the University of Georgia. Druckenmiller also has served as an adjunct professor of communication and journalist-in-residence at Berry College, Mount Berry, Ga.
Druckenmiller is a two-time chairman of the regional board of Blood Assurance and has served on the board of the Rome/Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth. Druckenmiller also serves on the finance committee and planning committee at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he’s also an usher, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4410 and Assembly 2239. He has served on the St. Mary’s Catholic School advisory board and also co-chaired the school’s restored booster club.
He is married to the former Jean Wilkening and they have one son, Jack. They reside in Rome.