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Posts Tagged ‘Ajay Singh’

Patch Dumps One of Its Fiercest Local Champions

On May 15, Echo Park-Silver Lake Patch editor Anthea Raymond was enlisted to do what many in the hyper-local network have been recently: front for an adjacent geographical hub. She welcomed Beverly Hills Patch readers to the new site design, touting a spiffy Opinion board, Announcements board and more.

Exactly a week later, Raymond – a veteran LA journalist with many years of service at KCRW and in college classrooms – had a different message to share via her Patch site’s Facebook page:

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An International Flavor for Eagle Rock Patch

The newest local editor at the fast-spreading network of Southern California Patch websites is Ajay Singh (pictured), officially now watching over all things Eagle Rock. What’s unusual about his background is that he is one of the first area Patch LE’s that we are aware of with a largely international media background.

Writes Singh on his Eagle Rock Patch profile page:

I started out in journalism in 1988 at the New Delhi bureau of the Wall Street Journal Asia, went on to the Associated Press and eventually to Asiaweek, a Time Inc. news weekly in Hong Kong. For six years until 2009, I was a writer and editor at an online newspaper and quarterly magazine at UCLA.

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