As Feast gears up to celebrate our 10th anniversary plus the five-year anniversary of our state-wide expansion, we are announcing some exciting changes to the magazine’s staff. Heather Riske, former digital director, has been named Feast’s new editor-in-chief. Riske replaces former editor-in-chief Liz Miller, who is departing the magazine on Aug. 30 to take on a new role at the Riverfront Times.
“Over the past five years, I’ve overseen our digital content at Feast," Riske says, "and in my new role I’m looking forward to taking my experience on the digital end and fully integrating it into our monthly print magazine to strengthen the Feast brand across all of our platforms. With such a vibrant local food-and-drink scene, we're lucky to never run out of amazing stories to tell each day, and I look forward to sharing these stories with our readers in new and exciting ways.”
Feast publisher Cat Neville adds, "Heather's five years of covering regional food and drink on our digital and social platforms has given her deep insight into our local food culture along with connections throughout the industry. I'm excited to see her take the reins as our editor-in-chief. With her digital-first experience, the platform will evolve to become more integrated and our readers should look forward to some exciting changes to our coverage."
Feast also welcomes two new additions to the team: managing editor Rachel Huffman and assistant editor Kasey Carlson. They will continue the magazine's tradition of high-quality journalism, working directly with Riske to deepen and enhance Feast's award-winning content.
“I’m very excited about this new chapter at Feast – Rachel and Kasey are both extremely talented writers and editors and I can’t wait for them to add their voices to the magazine,” Riske adds.
"All of us here at Feast wish Liz success in her new chapter. Liz is an incredible writer and editor and we are all looking forward to reading her work for years to come," Neville says.
“Working at Feast has truly been a joy,” Miller says. “In my time at the magazine, I've had the honor to oversee our regional expansion and have led several editorial relaunches, including the refreshed approach to content we debuted in January. I've loved it all, but what I've cherished the most is writing stories about the inspiring people in our food scene. After 75 issues and countless stories, though, it’s time for a new adventure.”
Riske assumes the editor-in-chief role on Tue., Sept. 3 and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.