Edwards, Matsumoto join Breaking News

We’re very excited to announce two talented additions to the Breaking News team:

Aaron Edwards - Aaron joins our New York editorial team as an associate editor. Aaron most recently worked as a producer for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, where he edited and curated national news and helped drive on-the-ground coverage of the Newtown school shootings as a reporter and writer. He was a 2012 James Reston Reporting Fellow at The New York Times and has interned at The Associated Press’ London bureau, CBS News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Aaron graduated from Ithaca College in 2012. Follow him at @aaronmedwards.

Chris Matsumoto - Chris joins our West Coast creative team as a mobile developer focusing on our iOS app. For the last two years, Chris has been developing marketing and sales tools for various medical companies and defense contractors. Prior to that, he spent five years in the gaming industry working on several casual titles and a “Jak and Daxter” game.

Welcome, Aaron and Chris!

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Jacecko, Johnson join Breaking News team

We’re very excited to announce two talented additions to Breaking News:

John Jacecko - John joins our West Coast creative team as a mobile developer focusing on our iOS app.  A self-described Apple fanboy, he’s been building iOS apps for several years, helping Breaking News over the last several months as a contractor until we scooped him up full-time.  His roots are in video game development, and he even owned a small game development firm a few years back. 

Grace Johnson - Grace joins our New York team as a staff editor after freelancing and interning with us since the summer of 2011. Grace is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she was a part of the renowned Medill Innocence Project as a student investigator. In addition to her internship with Breaking News and NBCNews.com, she interned at the Times in Cape Town, South Africa, and at the Journal Times in Racine, Wisconsin. Follow her at @gracej89.

Welcome John and Grace!

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Announcing three new hires at BreakingNews!

We’re very excited to announce three talented additions to BreakingNews:

Zoya Ali - Zoya joins the Seattle team as a mobile app developer. She recently completed her Masters in Computer Science from Ohio State University where she helped create a new course on mobile app development. Follow her at @Zoya_Ali on Twitter.

Radhika Marya - Radhika joins our New York editorial team from Mashable, where she was associate news editor covering social media and digital trends. A Columbia Journalism grad, she also worked at NPR and WNYC. Follow her at @RadTV.

Dave Wyllie - Known by many journalists in the UK as @journodave, Dave joins our London editorial team. He was an online journalist at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, and he graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in broadcast journalism.

We’re quickly becoming the largest social team in journalism, and stay tuned for some exciting product announcements in the next few weeks.  Welcome Zoya, Radhika and Dave! 

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Welcome Lauren McCullough to the team!

We’re excited to announce that Lauren McCullough is joining our Breaking News team as senior editor.  Lauren managed social media and audience engagement at the Associated Press, launching the AP’s flagship Facebook and Twitter accounts and forging the news wire’s social strategy. 

She’s also an innovator at discovering and verifying breaking news via social media — she found that iconic Twitpic of the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River. Based in our NYC office, Lauren will help us grow Breaking News’ ability to discover eyewitness accounts of breaking news in real-time across the globe.

Make sure you’re following her on Tumblr and Twitter, and welcome Lauren!

Welcome two new team members!

The Breaking News team is expanding with two terrific additions. 

Stephanie Clary is joining us from SeattleTimes.com.  Last year, the Seattle Times won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting in part because of its experimental use of social media and real-time curation — and Stephanie was on the small team that powered it. 

Christian Metts is moving to Seattle from Kansas where he worked as project manager for Lawrence-Journal World’s websites.  LJWorld.com and its sister sites are widely respected as among the most innovative local news sites in the country — for starters, LJ World was the birthplace of the popular web framework Django.

Welcome Stephanie and Christian!