Brittanie Shey, a frequent travel and music blogger for the Houston Press, has been named the publication's new Web Editor. She fills the role vacated by Katharine Shilcutt, who is moving to Food Critic.
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Shey is an experienced blogger, social media expert and traveler. She studied journalism at Oklahoma State University before working as a full-time reporter for Houston Community Newspapers in 2005.
She moved to South Korea for almost three years, where she started freelancing.
Upon returning to Houston, she began writing travel stories and music for the Press.
"Katharine has done a great job for us, greatly adding to the traffic and content on our blog. We see that same kind of enthusiasm and creativity in Brittanie who has a solid background in news and music," said Editor Margaret Downing. "We are about to take the next step with a new Arts & Culture blog, and we believe Brittanie has the right tools and interests to help us make that successful as well."