I am delighted to announce that starting today, Danny Postel will be joining the staff here at FDL as MyFDL Editor and FDL Deputy Editor.

Danny has worked until recently as the Communications Coordinator for the labor group Interfaith Work and Justice,  and also as the editor of The Common Review.  He been a Contributing Editor at both Daedalus and Logos, and has written for publications like The Nation, The Guardian, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Progressive and Mother Jones.

Danny joined us as a guest on the FDL Book Salon to chat about his book The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future.  He brings a fantastic and very welcome international perspective to FDL — in addition to being fluent in Spanish, he is conversant in French and Italian, and no doubt be the only person on the FDL staff who understands Farsi.

It’s been a long search to find just the right person to take the helm of MyFDL, and we are thrilled about Danny joining us.  He will be working to bring new and diverse voices to MyFDL as we all join together to build it into an important forum for the exchange of transformational ideas and a powerful platform for community-based grassroots activism.

The wonderful Bill Egnor, who has been filling in as the MyFDL editor  for the past few months, is going to be moving into the newly created job of Director of Membership Development and Assistant to the Publisher.  Bill will be working closely with me to develop the programs, services and volunteer opportunities that will allow us to better serve our members, and offer them a much more integral way to be a part of FDL.  So congratulations to Bill too, and if you have ideas and suggestions for the membership program, you’ll still be able to find him at MyFDL.

Please join me in welcoming Danny Postel to the FDL community.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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