Veteran newspaper writer and editor Kevin Kenney has been named editor of the South Pasadena Review, President and Publisher Charles Champion announced this week.
Kenney, 59, comes to The Review from the New York Post, where he most recently was an editor and web producer. He had previously been deputy night sports editor of the paper.
A native New Yorker who now lives in Burbank, Kenney has also worked for United Press International, Gannett Newspapers, The Bergen Record of New Jersey, Fox Sports, The Santa Clarita Signal and the Southern California News Group, publisher of the Los Angeles Daily News and Orange County Register, among other papers.
He has covered just about every kind of story there is to cover, from politics to police, education, sports and human-interest features.
His wife, Gillian, is an attorney, and his daughter, Emma, is an actor.
“Our collective job at The Review is to capture those important moments that shape the very fabric of what makes South Pasadena such an amazing place to live and to do it in an honest and unbiased way,’’ said Champion.
“It’s not often that a small local community newspaper can attract the level of experience and skill that Kevin will be bringing to his new position as editor.
“We believe Kevin’s commitment to his profession and to the community of South Pasadena will be felt immediately and will most certainly will be profound.’’
Said Kenney: “I know The Review has a long and distinguished history in the area, and I’m looking forward to diving in to all aspects of what, in just a short amount of time, I’ve learned is a beautiful and vibrant community with many very engaged residents.”