Bristow Marchant bmarchant@thestate.com
Bristow Marchant bmarchant@thestate.com

John Monk has covered courts, crime, politics, public corruption, the environment and other issues in the Carolinas for more than 40 years. A U.S. Army veteran who covered the 1989 American invasion of Panama, Monk is a former Washington correspondent for The Charlotte Observer. He backpacks, swims and plays piano - but not at the same time.

Avery G. Wilks covers the S.C. State House and politics at The State, focusing on the most important problems facing South Carolina and her people. He grew up in Chester, S.C., and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s top-ranked Honors College in 2015.