Amanda Michelle Gomez Credit: Hai-Lam Phan/ThinkProgress

Amanda Michelle Gomez will be City Paper’s new City Desk reporter before this week is up. You’ll soon see her byline on our District Line Daily newsletter every weekday.

Gomez comes to City Paper from ThinkProgress where she was a health policy reporter and developed a knack for investigations. She also loves to write local stories. She’s worked for the PBS NewsHour and Boston’s Spare Change News, and graduated from Emerson College with a degree in journalism. “I’m excited to write about the city I love and consider my home,” says Gomez. 

City Lights editor Emma Sarappo started three weeks ago and replaces Kayla Randall, who was promoted to arts editor. Sarappo comes up with the amazing list of all the wonderful (and often free) arts and music events you can attend each week in D.C. Sign up for her newsletter, To Do This Week, here. (Each edition comes with her exclusive recommendation on one lovely thing you can view in the D.C. area.) And if you’re an arts writer—veteran or just getting started—you can pitch her ideas for City Lights picks at esarappo@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sarappo has covered arts at The Bitter Southerner, Washingtonian, and The Atlantic, among other outlets. 

Finally, Julia Terbrock started as City Paper’s creative director last Monday. She is already laying out City Paper’s print edition, and she’ll also be creating visuals for our signature events such as Crafty Bastards and Best of D.C. She has a journalism degree in print and digital news design from the Missouri School of Journalism.  

Please join us in welcoming them to the City Paper team.