The Weekly Newspapers is expanding. The locally owned and operated news organization recently opened a new office in Old Town Key West, named a publisher, and hired a full-time reporter and designer.
“We look forward to serving the Key West business community and entertaining our readers, whether they are visitors or locals,” said managing partner Jason Koler. “It’s a very exciting opportunity, one we are ready to tackle with a talented and committed staff.”
Publisher Britt Myers will oversee the Key West operation. A former banker, Myers is shedding a suit and tie to return to his former passion. Myers was the publisher of Lanier Magazine in north Atlanta, before moving to the Keys to pursue a new life path.
“Key West is one of the most vibrant and unique cities in the world. It is humbling to serve the community I love with a paper it deserves,” Myers said. “Our mission will be transparent and clear, which is to celebrate and support the city we love, while offering a premier platform for local businesses to reach their intended markets.”
Alex Press joined The Weekly as a freelancer earlier this summer. Now he’s on board fulltime as a reporter covering all the exciting events and eccentric characters that have made Key West one of the most celebrated communities in the world. He is a recent graduate of Florida Atlantic University and loves the creative fabric that Key West offers aspiring journalist and writers.
The Weekly Newspapers was established in 2003. It also publishes a glossy magazine Tropical Living that covers everything from events to dining and home improvement.
The Key West office of The Weekly Newspapers is located at 328 Simonton
St., across from The Angling Company. The phone number is 305-453-6928. With just two of them, hours are still a bit irregular. (Hey, it’s Key West!) So, email them at [email protected] or [email protected].