DETROIT â€” The Detroit Metro Times, Detroitâ€™s award-winning alternative weekly media company, is proud to announce the recent hire of Valerie Vande Panne as Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning independent journalist and Michigan native, Vande Panneâ€™s work has appeared in Crainâ€™s Detroit Business, The Daily Beast, and Salon among other publications.
Previously, Vande Panne attended Harvard University and was a regular contributor to The Boston Phoenix, and a news editor of High Times magazine. She has spent years covering drug policy among other subjects, including the environment, culture, lifestyle, extreme sports, and academia.
â€œValerie understands our business and what we expect to accomplish in Detroit. She has an excellent sense for stories that will move our readers, as well as experience with balancing print and digital content. I’m excited to have her at the paper and trust her leadership as we move forward,â€ said Detroit Metro Times publisher, Chris Keating.