Monday, March 26, 2007
From the inbox....
Hope you're well and having an amazing new year! Here's the announcement
from my newsroom in Roanoke:
Marques Harper will be leaving The Roanoke Times to join the Austin
American-Statesman in Texas as the paper's style reporter/columnist. He'll
cover the local fashion scene, find local twists to national trends,
coordinate and style fashion shoots for the daily paper and the paper's luxe
magazine named Glossy. He'll also write a column every other week. The
opportunity fulfills Marques' ultimate career goal -- to be on the edge of
Marques joined The Roanoke Times as staff writer for the Extra section in
June of 2005 after spending five years at the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre,
Pa. While in Roanoke, he wrote about pop culture, TV and radio, fashion and
style and the Mill Mountain Zoo. He also was a videocaster for TimesCast and
helped coordinate The Edge and the Minority Journalism Workshop. Last year
he followed his weight loss and preparation for a bodybuilding competition
in a blog on roanoke.com.
His first day in Austin will be March 26. His last day here will be Feb. 23.
As an aside -- and funny connection for Marques -- the city's namesake,
Stephen F. Austin, was born in Southwest Virginia.
Details on the position Marques leaves will follow.