February 17, 2004 - Santa Fe New Mexican: RPCV Ralph Damiani Named Editor of 'Los Alamos Monitor'

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RPCV Ralph Damiani Named Editor of 'Los Alamos Monitor'

RPCV Ralph Damiani Named Editor of 'Los Alamos Monitor'

Damiani Named Editor of 'Los Alamos Monitor'

Associated Press

LOS ALAMOS -- Ralph Damiani, a veteran New Mexico newspaperman, has been appointed editor of the Los Alamos Monitor.

"Los Alamos is one of the leading centers in New Mexico, and the happenings here are of national and even international interest," he said.

"I am very happy to be here and look forward to meeting people and becoming active and involved in the community," Damiani said.

He started work at the Monitor Feb. 9, succeeding Sarah Meyer, who resigned last Oct. 7.

The Monitor and the Las Vegas (N.M.) Optic are published by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

Damiani, a Vietnam veteran, started his journalism career in 1976 when he became a reporter for the Optic. He later became editor of the newspaper.

Damiani left the Optic in 1978 to join the Peace Corps, serving in Africa until 1981.

He worked at The Daily Times in Farmington from 1981 to 1996 as news editor, assistant city editor, city editor and managing editor.

From 1996 to 1999, he was editor of the Four Corners Business Journal and the San Juan Sun -- a weekly newspaper he started.

Damiani was a consultant for Freedom Newspapers during the first half of 1999. Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico publishes the Clovis News Journal, the Portales News-Tribune and the twice-weekly Quay County Sun.

From 1999 to late 2000, Damiani was publisher of the weekly Alpine (Texas) Observer. He returned to New Mexico in 2000 to become managing editor of the Hobbs News-Sun.

In late 2001, he became vice president and general publisher at a Roswell publishing, advertising and public-relations company -- a job he held until joining the Monitor.

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Story Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

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