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New Brookhaven Patch Editor Takes the Reins

I'm your new Brookhaven Patch editor, and I'm ready to dig right in and give you the news you care about in Brookhaven and Chamblee.

Well, hello there, Brookhaven. And you, too, Chamblee. I'm Kiri (first I is long), and I am so excited to be your new Patch editor. This community is filled with so much news and is tons of fun. I think we're going to like each other!

So, I'll tell you a little about myself.

I've lived in the South my entire life, grew up in Nashville and earned a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Florida.

For the last two years, I called Cobb County home. There, I covered the Cobb communities of Mableton and Austell as the South Cobb Patch editor. It was an amazing experience growing a news website from scratch and becoming a resource for this community that I grew to love and know like the back of my hand.

Before that, I was writing for another hyperlocal news site in Brentwood, TN, after I graduated with my master's from the University of Alabama's Knight Foundation Fellowship for Community Journalism. In that program, I dove head first into hyperlocal reporting as a reporter at The Anniston Star and I loved it! I've worked for various news publications and magazines throughout the South during my journalism career.

As a journalist, being able to report on a community as it transforms itself to a city is pretty exciting. I want to continue to build on the great foundation of Brookhaven Patch, built by Stephanie Arnold and Tim Darnell.

Remember, Brookhavenites (or Brookhavenians?), this is your site. It's your place to post your community events or to announce your wedding or your church's picnic or to even just post your thoughts and concerns in the comments or as a blog post on the site.

If you see me around, at community meetings or most likely munching on a cupcake at The Cup or Sugar Shack or subsequently at L.A. Fitness at Town Brookhaven, please don't hesitate to say hello and tell me what's on your mind.

Of course, you can always just shoot me an email anytime at brookhaven@patch.com.

Tim Darnell September 17, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I'm still the associate regional editor here in Atlanta for Patch, and you'll still see my byline now and then on this site and others in DeKalb, Fulton and Atlanta. I'm very excited that Kiri has taken over as local editor of Brookhaven Patch, and I know she will do a great job.
jay September 17, 2012 at 06:14 PM
From the folks at Newks in Town Brookhaven - Congratulations and good luck with your new position. We think you"ll love it here in Brookhaven!
Rob Turner September 17, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Glad to know Tim. Best for your continued success and all good wishes to Kiri.
"E Pluribus Unum" September 17, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Tim, very good. Yes, best of luck to you. Don't forget about us.
"E Pluribus Unum" September 17, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Kiri and Tim....you've teamed up to create some temporary civility on The Patch.

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