Our first addition is a brand new identify for many of you, since she’s labored tirelessly behind the scenes as certainly one of Day by day Kos’ copyeditors since becoming a member of the employees in 2017. Seems I couldn’t at all times sustain with all the nice writers on the CC Crew, so Emily Epstein White generously began serving to me out occasionally final 12 months. This 12 months, “occasionally” turned “fairly continuously” and now she’s the Senior Editor of Neighborhood Content material. 

Emily lives down the road from certainly one of my finest buddies with two wonderful youngsters, her husband, and a canine. She does standup comedy when she’s not loving her household, working with writers right here, working with writers elsewhere, or sleeping. Quickly, you’ll be seeing her in your feedback, as she helps me with The Chase for excellent Neighborhood content material to raise to the Entrance Web page, and will get to know you all significantly better. 

WELCOME EMILY!

Now let’s revisit a few of your suggestions of our latest Neighborhood Fellow. I’ve redacted their identify for now, as a result of I believe it’s enjoyable to draw this massive reveal out for so long as I presumably can.

“___ works fairly exhausting on these right here pages!” ~eeff

”If I might choose only one particular person to placed on the entrance web page my choose can be ___—palms down.” ~Sylv

”___ deserves recognition for all [they do] right here. (And cost wouldn’t damage, both.)” ~bonniebluesky

”I’d additionally prefer to eighth (or regardless of the quantity is to this point) the nomination for ___.” ~CameronProf

”As a daily … reader, I’ll ninth or tenth that! “ ~nontradgrad

”___ deserves kudos and entry to the Entrance Web page.” ~John in Denver

”I agree. ___ needs to be added to this group.” ~angeaz

Do you’ve gotten any guesses but?

Our new Neighborhood Fellow joined Day by day Kos in 2009 and is a prolific author and editor for a number of sequence and teams, from Overnight News Digest to What Are You Reading? to Top Comments to Black Kos. His signature rants and heartfelt personal stories are must-reads round right here, and that’s earlier than we discuss in regards to the Pundit Roundups that he’s been doing each Thursday and Sunday. 

As you may think about, I actually screamed when he accepted my invitation to hitch the workforce. 

By now, certainly you realize the place I’m going with this: Please be part of me in an enormous welcome as Chitown Kev joins the Neighborhood Contributors Crew! You’ll begin seeing his APRs on the Entrance Web page beginning this Sunday, along with longform tales like those you’ve come to anticipate from the CC Crew since we began this system final 12 months.

As I’ve stated earlier than, we’re listening, and we’re studying, so carry on writing. Thanks for all of you who informally “nominated” Kev. We’re so very fortunate to have him on the workforce.