Veteran journalist, blogger, novelist and playwright Kevin Allman joins the staff of Gambit Weekly next week, taking the helm as editor. He replaces Clancy DuBos, who will remain on staff as the political editor. DuBos co-owns the paper with his wife, publisher and CEO Margo DuBos, and is chairman of Gambit Communications Inc.
“I've read Gambit Weekly since I came to town in 1993, and I'm really pleased and thankful to be offered the opportunity to join the paper's editorial team,” Allman says. “New Orleans in 2008 is an exciting place and time to be a journalist. There's great work being done at the city's papers, on its TV news and on the local blogs, and they're working together in interesting ways — some ways that are actually ahead of the rest of the nation in their hyper-local focus. I'm looking forward to suiting up and joining the fray.”