The Long Island Press proudly announces the promotion of Christopher Twarowski to editor in chief.
Twarowski began his career at the Press at its predecessor, the New Island Ear, in 2002. He was among the paper’s first hires and held the position of editorial assistant when the Press launched in 2003.
Twarowski has been a columnist, associate editor and most recently the Press’ senior reporter/editor of investigations, a position he’s held since 2009. He succeeds Michael Patrick Nelson, who departed the alt-weekly newspaper in May.
Twarowski holds an M.S. in Journalism with a specialization in investigative journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was a member of the school’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism’s inaugural class.
He also holds an M.A. from the school with a concentration in business and economics and is a student of such journalistic heavyweights as Wayne Barrett, James B. Stewart, Sylvia Nasar, Sheila Coronel, and among others, the late Judith Crist.
Twarowski has written for the financial and metro desks of The Washington Post and has earned more than 80 local, statewide and national journalism awards and accolades, ranging from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Long Island chapter, the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and the New York Press Association to finalist honors from the Livingston Awards and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
In a letter to the Press readership, Publisher Jed Morey alluded to several upcoming changes in the direction of the publication beginning with the promotion of Twarowski from senior reporter/editor of investigations to editor in chief.
In his letter Morey states, “Sailing far from home into uncharted waters requires a captain who is both fearless and seasoned. This person must also have absolute command and knowledge of our vessel; to understand both its strengths and its weaknesses,” calling Twarowski, “the perfect person to captain our ship and lead us into the future.”