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The Picket Fence Media editorial staff is made up of (L to R) Group Senior Editor Andrea Swayne, Dana Point Times City Editor Andrea Papagianis, San Clemente Times City Editor Jim Shilander, The Capistrano Dispatch City Editor Brian Park and Group Sports Editor Steve Breazeale. Photo by Jasmine Smith
The Picket Fence Media editorial staff is made up of (L to R) Group Senior Editor Andrea Swayne, Dana Point Times City Editor Andrea Papagianis, San Clemente Times City Editor Jim Shilander, The Capistrano Dispatch City Editor Brian Park and Group Sports Editor Steve Breazeale. Photo by Jasmine Smith

By Norb Garrett

I’m happy to announce some exciting editorial staff changes and additions that will enable us to expand upon our area-best community media coverage here in Dana Point.

Starting this week, I’ve promoted Andrea Swayne to the role of group senior editor. Most of you know Andrea as city editor of the DP Times since our launch five years ago, but she will now oversee editorial efforts and staff for all three of our community papers—SC Times, DP Times and The Capistrano Dispatch. While she’s stepping into a bigger role, she will continue to help cover the city while welcoming Andrea Papagianis as our new Dana Point city editor. Papagianis joins us after stints at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Va. and KVOA News 4 in Tucson, Ariz. We’re thrilled to welcome her to our team. Additionally, Sports Editor Steve Breazeale continues to provide the very best local sports news, while The Capistrano Dispatch City Editor Brian Park covers school news and the CUSD.

All of these moves will help deepen our resources as we expand our news reporting, sports coverage and online efforts.

As the only locally owned, community newspaper and media business, the DP Times strives to provide you, our reader, with local news you can use. While others might try to imitate us, we continue to relish our role in helping provide you with information that will help you take advantage of all that Dana Point has to offer.

Please join me in congratulating our team on these changes.

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