Pasadena Weekly Deputy Editor André Coleman will join Pasadena Now on Jan. 16.
Coleman will serve as the Managing Editor and oversee daily assignments and the editorial direction of Pasadena Now. Coleman has won several awards for news writing and investigative reporting from the Los Angeles Press Club and the California News Publishers Association.
Last year he was an L.A. Press Club Journalist of the Year finalist for his coverage of the ATF investigation and eventual arrest and conviction of former Pasadena Police Officer Vasken Gourdikian.
Coleman grew up in nearby Altadena and started his career as a sportswriter with the Pasadena Star-News. He has spent nearly 20 years with the Pasadena Weekly.
“Pasadena Now has unlimited potential,” Coleman said. “It’s time to start tapping into it. I’m excited about where Pasadena Now is going. I think very soon the readers will be too.”
According to Coleman, Pasadena Now will do more investigative pieces, and strengthen its news coverage in under-reported parts of the city and deep dive into City Hall.
“Soon readers will see some new bylines at Pasadena Now, but the names won’t be unfamiliar to anyone following local journalism.”
Pasadena Now Publisher James Macpherson said.
Macpherson said Coleman brings a level of experience and professionalism to Pasadena Now that was needed.
“We wanted to seriously up our game,” Macpherson said. “André is the perfect person to do just that.”