The Whittier Daily News appoints editorship to former Rio student

Former El Paisano and La Cima Editor-In-Chief Andrew Landeros has been appointed new City Editor of the Whittier Daily News, it was announced by the Los Angeles News Group earlier this week.
Landeros, who has been interim city editor since the spring, takes over the post from Tim Traeger, who has left the newspaper.
Before arriving in Whittier, Landeros was overseeing the front-page design and developing content for the Whittier Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Pasadena Star News.
“I have a commitment to bringing strong journalism to the Whittier area,” he said.  “I want to bring forward the issues that are important to the community.  Beyond the stories our readers have come to expect, we will be developing more content online for all our readers.”
Landeros attended Rio Hondo College from 1995-1997 and was Editor-In-Chief of El Paisano in the 1996-97 school year and was Editor-In-Chief of La Cima in 1997.
While at Rio Hondo, Landeros won many writing and  design awards at the State and SoCal levels of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges.
After leaving Rio Hondo Landeros worked for a bilingual newspaper in the California Central Valley as a designer and reporter, was sports editor for the Glendale News Press, which was owned by the Los Angels Times, and later was prep editor and lead sports designer for the Tucson (Ariz. Citizen
While he was at the Glendale News Press, Landeros worked under Editor/Publisher John Francis II, another Rio Hondo graduate and son of adviser John Francis.
“What a great voyage Andrew has gone through,” said Francis, who was Landeros’ journalism teacher.  “Andrew has been a strong journalist with great fundamentals.  He learns very easy and works very hard.  He is now the editor of the paper I once worked for as a reporter.  Now if I can only figure out how to beat him in golf.”
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