From 1999 to 2007, Tricia Romano reported about underground New York culture in her Village Voice column “Fly Life” and was also, for a period during that time, an editor at the Voice as well. One of the writers she edited, Dan Savage, was for most of that same span the editor in chief of Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger.
Now, all these years later, Romano will take over the same EIC position, with Savage serving as the publication’s editorial director. From the announcement:
“Working for The Stranger is a dream job and will be a homecoming for me, as the paper gave me my first paid story assignment when I was just starting out,” said Romano. “I look forward to furthering The Stranger’s vaunted tradition of calling it like it is and building on the powerful prose and distinctive voice that has made it a Pulitzer Prize–winning publication.”
Added Savage: “Tricia is tough, she’s smart, and she gets this city. I’ve admired Tricia for years, and I’m really glad that the stars have finally aligned and we were able to partner with her.”
Romano moved back to the Seattle area in 2011 and was most recently a lifestyles features reporter for the Seattle Times. She has written for a wide variety of other publications as a freelancer, including Radar magazine, for which she once profiled ‘the world’s best little-person Britney Spears impersonator.’ Romano starts June 29.
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