New Argonaut editor Joe Piasecki

New Argonaut editor Joe Piasecki

The Argonaut welcomes a new editor on Monday, Oct. 14 and says a heartfelt goodbye this week to editor Vince Echavaria, who has guided the paper’s news and culture coverage with a steady hand for the past six years.
Echavaria has accepted an editing job at the San Francisco Examiner, and we wish him the best of luck in his new adventure.
The Argonaut’s new editor is Joe Piasecki, who comes to the paper after a three-year stint as a Los Angeles Times community news reporter. In addition to the Times, Piasecki’s recent work has appeared in the pages of the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, La Cañada Valley Sun and the late Pasadena Sun.
Before joining the Times, Piasecki was a reporter and deputy editor for The Argonaut’s sister paper, the Pasadena Weekly, from 2001 to 2009.
Piasecki left the weekly for a fellowship with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he earned a master’s degree in specialized journalism with an emphasis on public policy.
“The Argonaut has a strong legacy of performing a vital community service as the area’s news leader. I’m honored to become a part of it,” Piasecki said.
“Going forward, we’ll continue to provide essential local news while digging deep for investigative reports and strong feature stories about the people, places and events that define our Westside communities.”
Echavaria said he’ll be following The Argonaut’s growth through the fog of the San Francisco Bay.
“The Argonaut will always have a piece of me as a place where I spent most of the early years of my journalism career. It has been a privilege and rewarding experience covering such distinctive communities in one of the most ideal parts of Los Angeles,” Echavaria said.
“We have worked hard to provide the most comprehensive news coverage possible and I look forward to seeing that continue.”
Piasecki can be reached at (310) 822-1629, ext. 122, or Joe@ArgonautNews.com. Find him on Twitter at @JoePiasecki.

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