Meet Our Team
Learn more about the personalities and people that work so hard each and every day to make Fayette Advocate possible.
Derek Myers, Editor-in-chief
Derek was left in charge of writing his own biography. If this is blank, blame him.
Eric LaMont Gregory, Correspondent
Eric is a native of Middletown, Ohio and attended Miami University. From there he went on to the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine, Green College, Oxford University, where he received his Masters degree.
Eric collaborated in research with other European hospitals and universities in Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany and Turkey.
He was one of the lead researchers in a global effort by the WHO to reduce neonatal (first 30 days) mortality in the developing world, and this work involved him in studies in the Far East, Central and South Asia, Africa, Europe and throughout the Americas.
He spent some three years in Israel and the Holy Land during his undergraduate studies. And, it was this early experience and his understanding of the role of the United States in world affairs that led him into a distinguished international career.
When he’s not writing for Fayette Advocate, you may catch Eric on the soundwaves intervewing public officials as he has his own syndicated radio show with millions of loyal listeners.
Steve Armstrong, Correspondent
Steve is a lifelong resident of Fayette County, and a proud graduate of Miami Trace High School. From there, he attened Miami University.
When not writing for Fayete Advocate, you can catch Steve visiting his favorite local business or selling real estate for ERA Martin and Associates.
If you see him out and about, be sure to say hi — if Steve doesn’t beat you to it.
Dirk Thompson, Correspondent
For 28 years Dirk Thompson has been entertaining and informing people in radio and television as an Entertainment/Broadcast professional. Although born at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor he has resided in Columbus, Ohio for 23 years and officially became an Ohio State Buckeye one fall afternoon in 1996 when he was caught in the act cheering for Ohio State during a Michigan game.
Dirk has worked at a number of very familiar media outlets including WNCI, WWCD, WSNY, WUFM, Spirit Television, 610 WTVN and The Liberty Talk Network. When asked why he wanted to become a talk show host Dirk says, “Talk radio has always fascinated me. The fact that I am a news junkie 24/7 and staying up on current events is basically my hobby, I always knew that at some point in my career I wanted to make the leap to talk radio. It’s the most entertaining, informative and captivating format on the radio and the fact that someone can maybe learn something from my show, or even have their life changed is a real gift. So many people simply do not have the time to keep informed in our fast paced world. I view it as my responsibility to sift through the clutter and give my listeners both the truth and the information they don’t themselves have time to track down.”
Dirk and his wife “Mrs. Thompson” live on the city’s far Westside along with their 4 children, Grandson, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and a tank of fish. They enjoy travel, and outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and geo-caching.
When not writing for Fayette Advocate, you can catch Dirk on his weekend radio talk show “Hunt 4 The Truth” on WTVN or reading a non-fiction or action-suspense novel.