January 21, 2009
Leslie Brenner Named Restaurant Critic and Dining Editor for The Dallas Morning News
DALLAS (January 21, 2009) - The Dallas Morning News announced today that Leslie Brenner, an accomplished food/restaurant critic, author and editor, has been named its new restaurant critic and dining editor.
"We are excited to have someone with Leslie's experience coming to The Dallas Morning News and GuideLive.com. Her enthusiasm and knowledge will invigorate our dining coverage and help readers get the most from the local dining scene," said Cathy Barber, deputy GuideDaily editor. "Leslie says she will arrive, fork in hand, in mid-February."
Brenner was most recently the Sunday magazine editor at the Los Angeles Times, and before that, directed restaurant, cooking and wine coverage as Food Editor for that paper's award-winning section. She was also a restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times and founding editor of The Daily Dish food blog.
She is author or co-author of five food and wine books, including The Fourth Star: Dispatches from Inside Daniel Boulud's Celebrated New York Restaurant and American Appetite, as well as a critically acclaimed novel, Greetings from the Golden State. She has won a long list of writing and editing awards, including from the Association of Food Journalists and the James Beard Foundation. During her 20-year career, she has also been a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure and has written for Harper's, New York magazine, and many other print and online publications. She has a B.A. in English from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University.
Brenner has been in the thick of the food scene for most of her life. She once spent a week eating in Japan with Lee Hefter, executive chef of L.A.'s Spago; a year behind the scenes at New York's famed Daniel restaurant; and long weekends cooking at the Dordogne farmhouse of Francois Mitterand's former chef. She has dined in top restaurants across the country and around the world.
About The Dallas Morning News
Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) is Texas' leading newspaper and serves a readership of more than 1.5 million. The newspaper has received eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. In 2005, The News received the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for its editorial series calling for mandatory record votes in the Texas legislature, and its Web site, dallasnews.com, also was honored for Web reporting. In 2003, the paper launched the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas, Al Dia; the standard-setting free entertainment tabloid, Quick ; and the nation's first editorial blog. In 2008, the paper launched the free, home-delivered quick-read, Briefing. The Dallas Morning News is the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation .
About A. H. Belo Corporation
A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished newspaper publishing and local news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and a diverse group of Web sites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1986; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), serving southern California's Inland Empire region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various specialty publications targeting niche audiences, young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market. The Company's partnerships and/or investments include the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of cars.com. A. H. Belo also owns direct mail and commercial printing businesses. Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com or by contacting Maribel Correa, director/Investor Relations, at 214-977-2702.