Neal takes reins of The East County Californian
Iris E. Neal, an award-winning, experienced journalist was recently named Editor of The East County Californian.
She has worked as a staff writer/reporter for the Daily Californian, the Coronado Journal, the Ramona Sentinel and the Navajo News. She has also been a Contributing Writer for the “Los Angeles Times Syndicate.”
In addition, she worked for five years as assistant editor, staff writer and reporter for Senior World Newsmagazine.
“We’re excited to have Iris join The East County Californian team! Iris is a long time East County resident and has a strong background in community journalism. She shares my vision and enthusiasm to bring to our communities relevant, hyper-local news coverage. This is the strength of our business model and what we continually strive to do each and every week,” said associate publisher John Moreno.
Neal’s awards include “Feature Writing” category from The Society of Professional Journalists and Silver Award in the “Media” disvision from the “Mature Media National Awards. Most recently, she has both produced and contributed to a variety of company newsletters for both profit and non-profit organizations located throughout San Diego County.
She has been a long-time residident of East County and welcomes the opportunity to join the team of the East County Californian.