BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews has hired veteran journalist Steve Frothingham as its on-line editor and Kevin Hankens as its on-line programmer.
“We are excited about having two people in-house here in Boulder to manage the website,” said Ben Delaney, VeloNews' editor-in-chief. “I think Hankens redesign of the website is a huge improvement. Aesthetically it’s different, not as many blinking ads, a much calmer package that is easier to read and navigate. And Steve will be extending the websites coverage of breaking daily news, allowing the magazine to focus on bigger features, behind the scenes action and more in-depth coverage.”
Frothingham will be joining the VeloNews staff on February 14. Charles Pelkey, who had been editing the Web site, is now senior on-line editor, and Patrick O’Grady remains on-line editor-at-large.
Frothingham started his career writing for the Santa Fe New Mexican and Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN). He was at BRAIN for six years advancing from contributing editor to executive editor. After BRAIN he went to University of New Hampshire completing a degree in journalism, and has worked for the Associated Press for the last eight years reporting on New Hampshire political and non-political news.
“I spent many years living the AP's mantra, Get it fast, get it first, get it right, and I'm looking forward to bringing some of that attitude to VeloNews.com,” Frothingham said. “Clearly VeloNews offers an opportunity to combine my personal passion for cycling and my professional interest in top-notch journalism.”
Delaney says the breaking news focus of the Web site means there should not be overlap in coverage with the magazine. For example, their daily Tour of California coverage—text, photos and video, will run on the web, while features and analysis of the race will make its way into the magazine.