On Wednesday, July 11, Patrick Lee clocked his last official day as regional editor of Patch sites in northeast LA and the San Gabriel Valley. After a short, well-deserved break, he will slide over to KPCC/Southern California Public Radio on Monday, July 23 as managing editor, digital.
“It was too good an opportunity to pass up,” Lee tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “I’m very excited about what I’ve heard KPCC and SCPR are trying to accomplish. I think they have some great ideas and some really great people. There’s a lot of opportunity there to make SCPR.org a premier digital Web experience for the Southern California community. It can be a destination point for people interested in engaging community information, and I want to be a part of that.”
Althoug Lee has had general discussions with SCPR VP, content Russ Stanton and executive editor Melanie Sill, he’s not sure until he starts exactly what the make-up of his team will be. But as someone who dealt with an amorphous and occasionally redefined Patch purview, he’s ready to hit the ground running (Lee will report to Sill).