Cory Garcia, who has been writing about music at the Houston Press for the last year while working fulltime at the Victoria Television Group as its interactive content coordinator, will be the new Press's Web editor.
Garcia will replace Web Editor Brittanie Shey, who has decided to return to freelance writing and whose last day at the Press will be March 1.
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"We're really going to miss Brittanie, who is a strong writer as well as someone who's very knowledgeable about online and social media. During the time she's been with us, she has really helped grow not only all four of our blogs, but our Facebook and Twitter presence," said Houston Press Editor Margaret Downing.
"Cory's more than six years working in a newsroom as well as what he's done with all aspects of video production and online graphics made him a very attractive candidate for us," Downing said. "He also has valuable experience in training other employees, which is an important continuation of what Brittanie has done so well for us."
Garcia, a graduate of St. Thomas University, will be working closely with the editors of the Hair Balls, Rocks Off, Eating Our Words and Art Attack blogs to serve readers of houstonpress.com.