University of Georgia graduate Debbie Michaud was named Creative Loafing‘s Editor-in-Chief in October 2012. The Massachusetts native spent seven years in the Creative Loafing family before she was promoted to its top position, spending most of that time beforehand as Culture Editor. Michaud boasts an impressive resume—she’s written and contributed to three books, written for Esquire.com as well as several other local and national newspapers, and taught abroad as an English teacher. Her interview with Mara Davis gives a bit of a taste of Michaud’s past and current work and gives fans of Creative Loafing a chance to hear some advice on how to become a better journalist. Her work spans from arts, entertainment and news features to movie reviews and hard news stories. She’s spent many years working in newspapers in the Atlanta and Athens area.
Though Michaud is technically a Northerner, you can read about her move from Connecticut to Atlanta and how she is proud to now call herself an Atlantan. From what I can tell, she is well suited to be EIC of the Southeast’s largest altweekly publication—and certainly deserves the title of “Atlantan.”
And don’t forget to check out her Twitter feed, which gives a window into her personal and professional world—and allows us to see a bit of her charming personality.