With apologies for having to wait a week to make this information public, we are positively tickled to announce that Catherine Komp will be joining PeoplesNetWorks as our fifth full-time collective member. Catherine has been reporting for TNS since 2004. She has also been the media editor at Clamor Magazine since 2003 and has covered various issues for Free Speech Radio News.
Jessica and Brian came to know Catherine well while she was working as a morning news anchor at a public radio station in Syracuse. Even though she recently moved from Syracuse to Richmond, Virginia, Catherineâ€™s work for TNS made her the first choice we all had in mind to fill this vital fifth slot. Since she began working with us, Catherine has shown herself willing to take on challenging assignments and has, in turn, challenged TNS to try new mediums and otherwise improve our publication.
Catherine's content work will mostly consist of writing, but she will also take on significant editorial duties. In February, she will also take over the job of answering much of our member-support and reader-mail duties, so many if you will get a chance to know her a bit better in the future.
The rest of us -- Jessica, Brendan, Michelle and Brian -- all believe that Catherine is as close to a perfect fit for our team as we could have come and we are proud that we could "promote" one of our freelance contributors into a full-time position instead of performing an exhaustive and expensive nationwide search. We all sincerely welcome her aboard, and we know our readers and supporters will as well.
--The "Old" Collective