Joe Donnelly

Joe Donnelly is the former deputy editor of the LA Weekly and former editor of the pop-culture magazine Bikini and snowboarding magazine Stick. He also has worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. He is currently the publisher and co-editor of the Los Angeles literary quarterly, Slake.

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JOE DONNELLY is a Los Angeles writer and editor. From 2002 through 2008, he was the deputy editor of the LA Weekly. Soon after Donnelly’s arrival, the Weekly embarked on an unprecedented winning streak, winning more journalism awards than any other alternative paper in history, including a Pulitzer Prize. Prior to that, Donnelly was the arts editor of New Times Los Angeles and before that the editor of the seminal pop culture magazine Bikini. He was also the founding editor of the ground-breaking, art-damaged snowboarding magazine, Stick. Donnelly has worked as a reporter for the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Donnelly has interviewed, among others, Colin Powell, Desmond Tutu, Ray Charles, Wes Anderson, Sean Penn, Drew Barrymore and, yes, Carmen Electra. He has written for numerous national and international publications and his writing has appeared in a couple anthologies and at least one literary journal. He is currently the publisher and co-editor of the Los Angeles literary quarterly, Slake.