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Transworld Media Promotes Ben Kelly To Editor Of Transworld Skateboarding
TransWorld Media is proud to announce the promotion of Ben Kelly to editor of TransWorld SKATEboarding.
By: Lauren Machen, TransWorld Media
“I am honored to carry the torch for former editor and dear friend Eric Stricker, and am excited for the new challenges that lay in front of me with this transition,”
Dedicating much of his life to skateboarding and being an avid skater himself for the past 15 years, it seemed to be a natural progression for Kelly’s career to evolve with the world’s largest skateboarding magazine. His words have graced the magazine for the past four years, and he has been an integral figure in shaping skateboarding’
“Ben has already proved to be a valuable contributor to TransWorld SKATEboarding through his dedication and loyalty to the magazine, and he will surely be a greater part of its progress,” said Phillips. We are confident his new role as editor will assist the edit crew in taking TransWorld SKATEboarding to that next level. “Ben Kelly is a skateboarder—
"Losing Stricker was a tragedy that's affected us all deeply, said Phillips. I've never lost anyone so close so quickly. 2009 was a tough year in many ways, but we've adjusted and are continuing to move on. Eric wouldn't have wanted it any other way."
Kelly will oversee the day-to-day direction and overall content for both the print and digital versions of TransWorld SKATEboarding, and will work closely with Phillips on developing strategies to retain and grow readership by producing creative content and relevant relationships and properties such as, TransWorld SKATEboarding’
Originally from Corona, California, but now calls North County home, Kelly graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Communications.
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TransWorld SKATEboarding has been the largest, most respected skateboarding magazine in the world for over 25 years. Delivering the most innovative photography and cutting-edge editorial, TransWorld SKATEboarding offers readers an inside look at skate culture through news, product reviews, and in-depth profiles of the world’s top skateboarders, in print, Web, videos and events at www.skateboarding.com. TransWorld SKATEboarding is published by TransWorld Media, the world’s leading action-sports media company.
TransWorld Media is based in Carlsbad, California and is a division of the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com)