Business Journal Names New Editor
John Hollon, a 25-year journalist and newspaper veteran, was named the new editor of the San Diego Business Journal.
Hollon has been the executive editor of the Honolulu Advertiser, editor of the Great Falls Tribune, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in Montana, assistant managing editor of the Orange County Register and supervising editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner.
He has won the Gannett Newspaper President’s Ring as one of the company’s 10 Best Editors, and is a Gannett Most Improved Newspaper winner.
In addition to his newspaper experience, he has edited a series of magazines ranging from Motorcycle Consumer News, Thoroughbred Times, the nation’s largest weekly thoroughbred horse-racing magazine, and Hawaii magazine.
“John brings more than two decades of award-winning editing experience to our paper,” said Business Journal Publisher Ted Owen. “Editors with his ability are not available too often. He will take an award-winning writing team to an all-star level. Our writers have won more than 300 awards in the last 10 years. John brings a refreshing new approach to writing and displaying the business news of the region. We are delighted to have him lead our editorial department.”
Hollon also is an Eagle Scout, a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors, and a member of the Western Publishers Association.