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CityBeat welcomes reporter Dave Maass

October 12, 2009 - 5:03 pm

He’s not even in San Diego yet, but the cat has leaked out of the bag a little bit on Twitter, so I’ll go ahead and announce the arrival of CityBeat‘s newest editorial staffer, Dave Maass. He starts on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Maass will replace Eric Wolff, who left nearly a month ago for a job as a business reporter with North County Times, after three years with CityBeat.

No stranger to alternative journalism, Maass has been on staff at the San Antonio Current and, most recently, the Santa Fe Reporter, has been a regular contributor to the Tucson Weekly and has had stories published in The Stranger, the Phoenix New Times and the Pacific Northwest Inlander—all of which are alternative newsweeklies. He’s also written for and for the Manchester (England) Evening News. He had the news disease even as a child, anchoring “Bear Essential News for Kids” on the local Fox affiliate while in elementary school.

Award-winning? You bet.

“I’ve nabbed first-place awards for writing about zombie preparedness, political action figures and for blogging the 2008 election,” Maass says. “There was another couple of things, but the New Mexico Press Association lost the sheet of paper that said which of my pieces won.”

Maass has demonstrated the ability to be a top-notch investigative reporter and someone who can write with flair and occasional irreverence. We’re really looking forward to seeing the impact he can make on San Diego. And we look forward to meet his little dog, a terrier named Marlowe.

Send him story tips and ideas at Follow him on Twitter: @DaveMaass.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 13, 2009 - 9:17 am 9:17 am

    Way to go, City Beat! Good job at promoting local alternative reporters! I say, bring someone new in, someone who has no history here, has no knowledge of the players, the characters, the substance of San Diego. This is the corporate way, indeed. It really helps our collective amnesia for our fair city.

  2. John E. Utah permalink
    October 13, 2009 - 12:34 pm 12:34 pm

    Honestly, it could be better in many ways. No Bias. Complete clean slate. Who knows. We’ll wait and see.

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