Story last updated at 12/17/2008 - 3:45 pm
JUNEAU - The Capital City Weekly announced Dec. 9 the promotion of Katie Spielberger to the position of associate editor.
Spielberger, 26, has been a CCW reporter since May. In her new role, she will continue writings news, features and entertainment stories each week while also handling more editorial duties in her new role.
"Katie has developed quicker than any reporter I've ever worked with," said CCW Managing Editor Charles Westmoreland. "I have no doubt she's ready for some new challenges and that she will excel in her new role."
Spielberger grew up in Chicago in the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park. In 2001, she moved to Claremont, Calif., to attend Pomona College, a small liberal arts school, where she majored in Linguistics.
After graduating cum laude in 2005, Spielberger left the desert for the rainforest and moved to Juneau to work as a naturalist and deckhand for Four Seasons Marine, doing whale-watching tours in Juneau and Hoonah. Before joining the CCW staff, she worked at the Juneau Empire as the advertising assistant.
Outside of work, Spielberger spends her free time hiking, reading, playing the piano, attending community events and getting settled into living aboard a boat.
Katie Spielberger can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (907) 789-4144.