Carl Walworth portrait

About Carl Walworth

Carl Walworth worked for thirty-one years as a reporter, editor and later publisher in the newspaper industry in Illinois. He currently is the library director at the Mattoon Public Library. He is the author of Son of Southern Illinois: Glenn Poshard’s Life in Politics and Education, The Mayor of Moultrie Avenue and was a researcher for Lake Sara, the Hidden Jewel in America’s Heartland. Walworth has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois in Urbana and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.

Walworth also writes business histories, family histories and wedding stories for personal uses. These coffee-table manuscripts capture and preserve details of valued memories.

His freelance journalism has been published in a variety of publications, from agriculture to public policy. He also has a blog at

During his tenure as a newspaper publisher, the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier won a BESI (Business Ethics and Social Involvement) award from the East Central Illinois Development Corp. During his tenure as library director, the library was named small business of the year by the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce.