Colorado Springs Independent Names Matthew Schniper as Editor

The Colorado Springs Independent has announced the promotion of Matthew Schniper to editor:

Matthew Schniper started freelancing for the Indy in 2004, discovered waiting tables at Sencha by then-Editor Kathryn Eastburn. By 2006 he was a full-time staffer at our Listings desk. In years since, you may know him primarily for his thoughtful, truthful, delectable and beautiful food coverage, but Matthew’s experience and expertise range far beyond that.

For years he’s functioned as our unofficial special sections editor, taking point on organizing guides, annuals and supplements.

“The fact that we’re elevating someone from within feels most gratifying,” writes executive editor Ralph Routon. “Matthew brings much to the table, from knowing many civic leaders to being involved with the A&E scene and many nonprofits. Add to that the fact he was recently chosen for Leadership Pikes Peak’s next signature class, and you have a 30-something editor fully grounded in the community with new ideas and ambitions for the Indy.”