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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

Monday, April 20, 2015

U.S. Attorney Appoints New Community Outreach Specialist


Memphis, TN – U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III has appointed Louis Goggans as the Community Outreach Specialist and Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Tennessee.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goggans was an award-winning reporter for an alternative weekly newspaper, The Memphis Flyer. While at the publication, he covered an array of topics including crime, health, education, nonprofit agencies, paternity fraud, poverty, and music.

Goggans won awards in the investigative reporting category at the 64th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards (the nation's oldest regional journalism contest) for his feature articles on the unsolved murder of former NBA star Lorenzen Wright and human trafficking in the Mid-South.

Goggans is a native of Chattanooga, TN, and graduate of the University of Memphis (U of M). He received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. While enrolled, he wrote for the university’s student newspaper, The Daily Helmsman. He is also the former president of the U of M’s Association for Black Journalists.

In making the appointment, U.S. Attorney Stanton said: "We are very pleased to have Louis join the U.S. Attorney's Office. He is a highly talented and well-respected journalist who has a distinguished record of community engagement through innovative media outreach efforts."

Community Outreach
Updated April 20, 2015