2009-07-16 / News

Chadwick named editor at the Press

Dara Chadwick Dara Chadwick Dara Chadwick has been named editor of the Jamestown Press. She succeeds Adrienne Downing, who will resume her role as sports editor for the paper.

A native Rhode Islander, Chadwick has lived in Jamestown for the past three years.

A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Chadwick began her career as a magazine staff editor and later served as editor of the Warwick Beacon newspaper. Since 1995, she has worked as a freelance writer, and her work has appeared nationally in Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Shape, Parenting, Working Mother and VIV, among others. Her work has been published locally in Rhode Island Monthly, Rhode Island Monthly’s Bride and The Providence Journal.

Her first non-fiction book, You’d Be So Pretty If…: Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies – Even When We Don’t Love Our Own, was published in May by Da Capo Lifelong. She will continue her magazine writing career while serving as the paper’s editor.

Chadwick is an active member of several community groups and is a board member of the Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library. She is also a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and serves on the organization’s annual Conference Committee.

Her husband, John, works for America Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Westerly. They have two children: Faith, an eighth-grader at Lawn Avenue School, and Evan, a sixthgrader at the school.

Downing has served as editor of the Press since November 2007.

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