Hi Denverite readers! Here’s a quick update on our editor search — we found her! Or she found us! Hard to tell.
Denverite’s new editor will be Ana Campbell, a leader who has experience directing coverage right here in Denver, a priority for telling stories of all of Denver’s communities in ways that will be recognizable and meaningful to them, the kind of voice Denverite readers have grown to expect from our journalists, and an understanding of what makes Denverite special.
“Denverite captures this city unlike any other news outlet,” Ana says. “You never know what to expect when you visit, and I am so looking forward to guiding that magic.”
“Dave, Kevin, Donna and Esteban do the work of a large, multifaceted newsroom, and their stories start and change conversations everywhere from Park Hill to the City and County Building.”
Ana will come to Denverite from Westword, where she has been managing editor since the middle of 2016, and her experience beyond editing short- and long-term coverage at Denver’s storied alt-weekly paper is delightfully varied:
“I grew up on the border in south Texas and became a journalist the day my hometown paper hired me as a high school intern. The first story I ever wrote was a very elaborate telling of a rubber-duck race. Since then, I’ve reported on immigration issues, political scandals, controversial developers and a small Catholic church in Denver’s Goat Hill neighborhood — and everything in between. I moved to Denver six years ago with my husband, an editor at 5280 magazine, and have written for the Denver Post’s Spanish publication and worked at 9News and, most recently, Westword.”
Ana will start on Feb. 11.