Hi! My name is Marla Schevker and I am going to be the new local editor for West Hollywood Patch! I am so excited to be here and look forward to working with the West Hollywood Community to produce interesting, local and insightful news.
A bit about me professionally: I’ve been in love with journalism since summer of 2002 where I started my high school newspaper and never looked back. I graduated from California State University, Northridge with my Bachelors' Degree in newspaper journalism in 2010. I’m currently a graduate student at USC where I am studying politics and investigative reporting with an emphasis on multimedia and alternative forms of story telling in a specialized program and am on track to graduate in Spring 2014. (Note to UCLA alums and current students: PLEASE don’t hold this against me! I really don't buy into the whole rivalry thing!) After undergrad, I went to work in Beverly Hills, where I stayed for three years (and worked at both the Beverly Hills Weekly and the Beverly Hills Courier). I love community news and am delighted to be working at Patch. This allows me the opportunity to combine my two loves: journalism and the Internet.
A bit about me personally: I grew up in San Diego and moved to Los Angeles eight years ago. I live here in West Hollywood have two cats (and would be happy to share photos with any cat lover because let’s face it, there aren’t enough cats on the Internet) and a massive book and DVD collection. I would classify myself as a mega nerd, with a love for everything from super heroes to science fiction to games to technology. During my spare time, I can usually be found reading a book, drinking some coffee and staring at the ocean (from a safe distance so my book and coffee don't get wet).
Please feel free to come up to me whenever/wherever you see me and say hi. If you have a question, comment, concern or story idea you can e mail me at Marla.Schevker@patch.com or call me at (858) 829-6340.