Village Voice Hires New Investigative Journalist, New Columnist

NEW YORK — October 5, 2004 — The Village Voice is pleased to announce the appointments of Kristen Lombardi as an investigative reporter and Jarrett Murphy as the Press Clips columnist. Adding to the editorial strength of the Village Voice, both journalists will be writing for the print edition and for

Kristen Lombardi, an award-winning investigative journalist, comes to the Village Voice from the Boston Phoenix, where her work on the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese outpaced that of the Boston Globe by 10 months and garnered a Laurel from the Columbia Journalism Review. The winner of numerous journalism awards and fellowships, Lombardi has almost 10 years of reporting experience, with prior positions at the Worcester (Mass.) Phoenix and the Community Newspaper Company. She will join the Voice staff on Nov. 1.

Lombardi holds a MS in journalism from Boston University and a BA in communications from the University of California at Berkeley. She will be relocating to New York this month.

Jarrett Murphy will be joining the Village Voice on Nov. 8 as the Press Clips columnist, giving readers a front-row seat for the dissection of the media and a window into the power of the press.

Murphy comes to the Voice most recently from, where he worked as a producer. Murphy has also written for City Limits and the Hartford Advocate, served as a field reporter for WFUV-FM, and interned with the Voice’s Wayne Barrett. Murphy also conducted economic research and analysis for David Cay Johnston’s book, Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich-and Cheat Everybody Else.

Murphy holds a MA in economics from New School University, a Diploma in Public Financial Policy from London School of Economics, and a BA in economics from Fordham. Murphy lives in the Bronx with his family.