Detroit Metro Times Hires New Editor-in-Chief
april 22, 2014 10:50 am
DETROIT — The Detroit Metro Times
, Detroit’s award-winning alternative weekly media company, is proud to announce the recent hire of Valerie Vande Panne as Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning independent journalist and Michigan native, Vande Panne’s work has appeared in Crain’s Detroit Business
, The Daily Beast
, and Salon
among other publications.
Previously, Vande Panne attended Harvard University and was a regular contributor to The Boston Phoenix
, and a news editor of High Times
magazine. She has spent years covering drug policy among other subjects, including the environment, culture, lifestyle, extreme sports, and academia.
“Valerie understands our business and what we expect to accomplish in Detroit. She has an excellent sense for stories that will move our readers, as well as experience with balancing print and digital content. I'm excited to have her at the paper and trust her leadership as we move forward,” said Detroit Metro Times
publisher, Chris Keating.