Philadelphia City Paper Appoints New Editor-In-Chief

Former Men's Health and Details Editor to Join City Paper's Editorial Team

Philadelphia — October 11, 2004 — Philadelphia City Paper announced today that it has appointed a new Editor-In-Chief. Duane Swierczynski will join City Paper’s award-winning editorial staff beginning Nov. 1, 2004.

Mr. Swierczynski is a native Philadelphian who has returned home after serving as an editor for Men’s Health magazine and Details magazine in New York City. He is a former employee of Philadelphia Magazine where he was editor of the Philly File. Duane is married with two children and is a current resident of Northeast Philadelphia.

City Paper publisher Paul Curci says, “Duane has been an editor at regional and national magazines here and in New York, has written a number of books, and has taught journalism and political writing at the college level…all before reaching his mid-thirties. He loves Philly, and he’s been reading City Paper for over 10 years. We see him as a perfect fit; someone capable of coaching the best work out of our young, talented staff.”

A published author, Mr. Swierczynski has written six non-fiction titles focused mostly on “cocktails and crime.” His most recent work is The Big Book O’Beer published by Philadelphia’s Quirk Books. Duane has recently signed a two-book contract for mystery novels with St. Martin’s Press. The first of the new series, Smell the Roses is set in Philadelphia and is due in bookstores Fall 2005.

Philadelphia City Paper was founded in November of 1981 and has the largest readership of any weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, covering the eight counties in the Philadelphia region. Our award-winning news, arts and entertainment coverage has also helped to establish City Paper as Philadelphia’s leading weekly newspaper.

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