The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) announced on Dec. 27 that they have hired former Orange County Register reporter Kimberly Edds. That is a great move for them as she is a terrific reporter and I am sure she will excel as their new Director of Communications.
Edds is just the latest of many fine Orange County news reporters who have quit the newspaper industry in the last few years. Jean Pasco, who covered political news for the L.A. Times, retired to go work for Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly. Jennifer Delson took an early retirement from the L.A. Times too and she now owns her own public relations firm. And Jennifer Muir, who wrote for the O.C. Register, now handles communications for the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA). Continue reading