4

Eater Houston Names New Editor

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

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.

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."

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.