Thursday, May 03, 2012 12:00 AM

Sidman: Young & Hungry

Jessica Sidman '08 has been named the new food editor at Washington City Paper. She'll be writing food column for the weekly paper's print edition, and produce its "Young & Hungry" food blog.

In a blog post about hiring Sidman, the paper's editor wrote, "She's an immensely well-connected reporter who's been a scoop machine for Bisnow. She demonstrated her chops as an elegant, thoughtful writer in prior intern stints at Washingtonian, the Dallas Morning News, and USA Today. She's also a deeply entrepreneurial journalist: Recognizing that food is a big piece of the culture and the economy of a city, she conceptualized and launched Bisnow's dining newsletter—which today has thousands of subscribers. At Washingtonian, she shot video in addition to writing about food, a skill she'll bring to bear here as well. And she started her own blog about ice cream, The Frozen Fix."

At the DP, Sidman was a beat reporter from 2004-07. She also served as 34th Street Features Editor in Spring 2006 and Interim Assignments Editor in 2006. At the Washington City Paper, she joins another DP alum, Mike Madden '98, who is the paper's managing editor.

Click here to read an announcement on her hiring.

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