Ben Fulton (2003-07) is a reporter (pictured) for The Salt Lake Tribune.
John Yewell (2002-03) writes in California.
Christopher Smart (1996-2002) is a reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune.
Tom Walsh (1990-95) become associate editor at Miami New Times (1995-97), then editor of Broward-Palm Beach New Times (1997-2000), Sacramento News and Review (2000-05) and San Francisco Weekly (2005 to present).%uFFFD
Jonah Owen Lamb is a city reporter in California for the Merced Sun-Star.
Shane McCammon graduated from law school and joined the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps. After being stationed in Turkey, he now serves in the Military Justice Division at JAG Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he uses his reporting skills to respond to inquiries from Congress, the White House and the media.
Jake Parkinson operates Plat B Appraising in Salt Lake City.
Jamie Gadette (middle) is morning-show host at KRCL Radio.
Ted McDonough (right) is an international man of mystery based in Salt Lake City.
Brandon Burt writes the Big Gay Blog at CityWeekly.net.
Bryan Shaw is a sports writer for Valley Journals.
Rebecca Vernon went to work for SLUG for three years before enrolling in grad school for creative writing and taking a job with a major, health-care corporation. She’s released three albums and toured Europe with her band, SubRosa, completed a screenplay and soon will publish her own literary ’zine, Black Creep.
Diane Olson is a copywriter at McCann Erickson and a long-time columnist for Catalyst magazine. She’s working on a book version of her Urban Almanac column, due in stores next fall.
Kat Topaz: “Private Eye (which City Weekly will always be to me) was the first alt-weekly I ever worked for, and it catapulted me on my way to being a design leader in the alt-press. In 2000, I started my own design firm, and have redesigned dozens of alt-weeklies since, including Boston’s Weekly Dig, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Oklahoma Gazette. I also have created the design for new publications as well as national mags.
“Like all designers, I have my share of marketing and Web work, but my heart pumps with the ink of newsprint. And for that, I deeply thank City Weekly. When I first started, I learned about bomb threats and the building being shot at. It was a rush to think that designing a powerful cover meant the difference between more people picking up the paper or not—and more people reading about an important issue.
“I remember one night doing some grocery shopping when I overheard an elderly couple (one that I wouldn’t have imagined as being into the paper) say to each other, ‘Hey, we have to pick up a Private Eye, I love that paper.’ That was awesome.”