David McClendon, a journalist with nearly 20 years in the news
business, will be joining us next month as an associate editor.
David McClendon. Photo by Vern Williams
David was most recently deputy metro editor of the Lansing State
Journal in Michigan.
Before moving to Michigan, David served as city editor of the New Haven Register in Connecticut for four years, and spent another four as a bureau chief and deputy city editor there.
He's also got a decade of reporting experience, and won praise and awards for making sense of New Haven's volatile politics and uncovering corruption in the Elm City's Housing Authority, which led to sweeping reforms.
While in Connecticut, David taught news writing, media theory and media history at Quinnipiac University.
David will be working closely with our new volunteer neighborhood reporters, and also running many of our journalism workshops, so we're delighted to have someone with teaching experience on board.