An award-winning writer and editor based in Social Circle, Brian Knapp has spent the last 25 years as a journalist. He grew up in Covington and graduated from Newton High School in 1996. Brian went on to serve as sports editor and managing editor of The Covington News before accepting a position as features editor for Sherdog.com, the largest mixed martial arts website in the world. His work has appeared on ESPN.com and FoxSports.com and in Real Fighter, ChopTalk, Ultimate MMA and Sports Spectrum magazines. Brian was named editor of The Newton Community Magazine in 2018. He married his wife, Holly, in 2001. They have two sons, Gehrig and Gibson.