Jeremy Walsh will begin his new role as editor of the Pleasanton Weekly on Wednesday.
Hired in November 2013 as the online editor for the Danville Express, Walsh was promoted to associate editor of the Pleasanton Weekly and newly rebranded DanvilleSanRamon.com in March 2014, managing editorial content for the weekly print edition, editing DanvilleSanRamon.com and its daily Express emails, and covering news in Pleasanton and the San Ramon Valley.
Walsh takes over for the Weekly's founding editor, Jeb Bing, who is retiring from the day-to-day operation but will continue to participate on the editorial board and write his "Around Pleasanton" column twice monthly as editor emeritus.
"We are delighted to have someone like Jeremy, with his local knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to quality journalism, ready to move into this very important role," said Gina Channell, president of Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division and publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com.
Walsh began his professional journalism career in late-2010 as a staff reporter for the Lake County Record-Bee in Lakeport, where he worked for nearly three years covering a range of issues including county and city government, courts, police, local business and news features.
He earned a bachelor's degree in communication: journalism from American University (Washington, D.C.) with minors in mathematics and literature: cinema studies in 2010. He spent a semester in college covering Capitol Hill as an intern reporter for The Durango Herald, based in Durango, Colo.
A Bay Area native, Walsh is a graduate of Benicia High School. He and his wife, Elise, live in Walnut Creek.