Den McLaughlin lends nearly 50 years of experience in the newspaper industry to his position as the associate editor with the Times News, beginning his career in 1969.
He started as a general reporter out of the Lansford office and was assigned to the Tamaqua area news beat. He later became sports editor for about 10 years.
Den was named associate editor in charge of local news columns at first and later assigned to help edit all local news. He took over the courthouse beat from former reporter Joe Boyle over 30 years ago and has been doing it ever since. Today, he is well known in the Carbon County courthouse and can be seen juggling dozens of cases at once for the paper.
In his off time, Den likes to dine out and take trips to Notre Dame, his favorite college sports team. During football season, you can also find Den writing a weekly column about all things Notre Dame.