By DAYNA DRUM | Reporter
Tucked away in Pacific Palisades is the best of what 21st century California has to offer—according to John Harlow, the new Editor-in-Chief of the Palisadian-Post who will take over the position on June 13.
Harlow comes from an extensive background in both local and global journalism. For the past 15 years, Harlow has been the US West Coast Correspondent for London’s The Sunday Times based in Venice. In this time, he has become familiar with the Palisades community and considers it “a welcoming, smart, authentic and positive community brimming with energy and pride.”
Harlow’s experience with community newspapers dates to the beginning of his career in the British city of Guilford, which had many similar concerns as the Palisades does.
“How to balance respect for the city’s traditional values of family and friendship with the challenges of change that can improve all our lives,” Harlow said.
The incoming editor considers his first big challenge to be covering the community’s Fourth of July celebrations in a “rich and comprehensive” way.
Frances Sharpe, a Palisadian since 1993 and the Post’s editor since 2013, has the confidence that Harlow’s leadership will take the Post to “even greater heights.”
“Having the opportunity to cover my own beloved community as Editor-in-Chief of the Palisadian-Post has been one of the most thrilling experiences of my 30-plus-year career in publishing,” said Sharpe, who takes on the role of Editor-at-Large.
Moving forward, Harlow said, “the team here at the Post is ready to pick up that torch and carry it celebrating into the future.”