Close to three months after former editor Darla Guillen left Eater Houston, a new editor has been named to oversee Eater coverage in Houston: Jakeisha Wilmore. Wilmore was chosen among several candidates who auditioned for the role as guest editors for the website.
"Jakeisha is incredibly obsessed with Houston's culinary world. In her short time guest editing for us, she has already displayed not only a broad knowledge of the restaurant world but also a drive and a desire to break news and uncover new stories and features. As far as experience goes, she studied journalism at the University of Houston, has a blog called Cheap Eats in Houston, wrote for Zagat Houston, and interned at prominent food and hospitality public relations agency before firmly making the switch over to the edit side," says Amanda Kludt, Editor-in-chief of Eater National.
Wilmore has been a strong fixture on the Houston food scene in recent years. She is a constant presence on Twitter and in local social media, where she has been tweeting under the handle @chicchickeats and @htowncheapeats.
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The Houston Press reached out to Wilmore earlier today to inquire about her upcoming role. Says Wilmore, "I'm honored to be Eater Houston's new editor and can't wait to get started. Former editors Amber Ambrose, Eric Sandler and Darla Guillen have been great. They've offered tons of advice and encouragement. All three editors and former assistant editor, Nikki Metzgar, have left big shoes to fill and I look forward to continuing in their footsteps."