Michael Redmond joins The Princeton Sun as community editor

Elauwit Media, publisher of The Princeton Sun, has appointed Michael Redmond, formerly of The Princeton Packet and The Star-Ledger, as The Sun’s community editor.

A veteran New Jersey journalist, Redmond served as The Packet’s lifestyle editor from 2001-2012, and also edited The Packet’s TimeOFF magazine from 2009-2012.

He previously had been a longtime staff writer, columnist and critic for The Star-Ledger in Newark, covering cultural affairs and nonprofit news throughout New Jersey and in New York City. He has been recognized for excellence in critical writing by the New Jersey Press Association and for “distinguished service to the arts” by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

“I’m grateful to Elauwit for this opportunity to get involved once again in the life of the Princeton community,” Redmond said. “Covering Princeton – one of those rare places where big city sophistication and small town charm come together – is always interesting and challenging.

“And I’m pleased to be associated with a publisher who is committed to growing The Sun into a vibrant forum for the people who live and work here, and whose commitment to the future of print journalism is as strong as its commitment to digital.”

Redmond resides in Mountainside, Union County, with his wife, Loretta Jankowski.

He has visited all of New Jersey’s 21 counties at one time or another and is keenly interested in historic preservation and environmental issues.

“I’m very excited to have Michael on board, helping to lead our efforts to fully integrate The Sun into the Princeton community,” Executive Editor Tim Ronaldson said.

While a resident of Newark, which is his native city, Redmond was a founding director of the Forest Hill Community Association.

He knows what it’s like to liaise with municipal authorities, the business community and service organizations to clean up local public spaces or find shelter for those in need. He describes himself as “a card-carrying member of the Dinner Party.”

How can The Princeton Sun serve the community? Share your ideas with Michael.

Redmond can be reached by phone at 609-751-0245 and by email at mredmond@elauwit.com.

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