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Matt Cortina. Photo: Eric Heinz
Matt Cortina. Photo: Eric Heinz

By Norb Garrett

It gives me great pleasure to introduce our new Group Managing Editor, Matt Cortina. As our businesses continue to grow, I felt it was important that we add an editorial leader who can help drive our content growth efforts across all platforms—print, web, social and video. Matt comes to us from New Jersey via Colorado, where he most recently served as Senior Editor at Boulder Weekly. But he’s no stranger to our area—in fact his wife and her family are from San Juan Capistrano, and he is very familiar with the beach city communities that comprise Picket Fence Media’s coverage area.

Not only will Matt be driving editorial strategy and working with our city editors at San Clemente Times, Dana Point Times and Capistrano Dispatch, but he’ll also be writing often and working with our Associate Publisher, Lauralyn Loynes, on new projects.

Please join me in welcoming Matt to our beautiful communities, and feel free to reach out to him directly at


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