As Capital NY reported earlier today, I’m leaving the Voice (my last day here is the 24th of January) for the Atlantic Wire. Coming on in my stead is Victoria Bekiempis — that’s pronounced “Bee-kemp-is” — who has been writing for the past couple weeks on Runnin’ Scared while also contributing to food news over at Fork in the Road. Victoria has a history at the Voice, where she started in April of 2010 with a humble post about veggie burgers. Since then, she’s done two cover stories for the paper, including the fascinating “Memoirs of a Jewish Geisha” and “The Cinco de Mayo Charade,” about a community leader convicted of raping his own daughter.
Victoria speaks French and Spanish, and has written for the Guardian and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, among other publications. She also did a stint at our sister paper in Broward County, Florida.
If you want to be further impressed, she is training for a Kilimanjaro trek, and she can drink a lot of coffee.
I’m sad to leave you guys, but thrilled about my new opportunity, and I know you’ll be in good hands with Victoria. Change! It’s good for us all.