Washingtonian Magazine names Dalphonse EIC
The following excerpt was sent to staff by Washingtonian Media CEO Cathy Merrill:
As I said on the call this morning I am delighted to announce that our next editor-in-chief will be Sherri Dalphonse. She will be only the fifth editor in Washingtonian’s 57-year-history and the first-ever woman editor-in-chief.
Sherri will oversee all editorial content for print and online. A Washingtonian veteran of more than 35 years, she has been a trusted resource to many. She served as counsel to our long-time editor Jack Limpert and, as executive editor, she was a right hand to Michael Schaffer.
For those of you unfamiliar with Sherri’s background: She graduated from Syracuse University and lives in the District of Columbia. She started at the Washingtonian in 1986 as an editorial intern, working her way up the masthead. She has won a number of awards for her work, including several from the City and Regional Magazine Association.
Over the years, she has been the editor in charge of such consumer topics as travel, fitness, health, and finance, as well as the editor who handles such cover stories as Best of Washington, Day Trips, Hidden Gems, Top Doctors, and Great Small Towns.
Finally, I want to say that even though Sherri has been with us for a long time, I feel so much pride and excitement to have her in this new role.
Please join me in congratulating Sherri!!