Vince Johnson is the publisher of The Sumter Item in Sumter, S.C. He has held the position since September 2017 and is the newspaper’s first non-family member publisher in its 125-year history. In 2019, E&P named The Item one of its “10 Newspapers That Do It Right,” and earlier this year, The Item was one of three finalists for the Mega Innovation Award at the 2020 Mega Conference in Fort Worth.
Vince has led teams in Georgia, California and South Carolina to Best Citywide Ballot Awards through Second Street. He is a board member of the South Carolina Press Association and a graduate of Samford University.