Andy Lyons is The Post and Courier's Metro Editor and editor of My Charleston magazine. He joined the paper in 2006 as an assistant city editor and was named metro editor in 2008. Prior to that, he spent 8 years as a reporter and bureau chief in Daytona Beach, Fla., where he covered crime, hurricanes, botched elections and other forms of mayhem. There, he received first-place awards for feature writing. Before that, he covered city government and education in the east suburbs of Cleveland, OH. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and lives in West Ashley with his wife and their three children. On weekends, he reads, runs and relishes every chance to see a good band.