The Baltimore Guide would like to welcome its new editor, Erik Zygmont.
Originally from New Hampshire, Erik graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2001.
In 2005, Erik started his involvement in the newspaper business as a freelance writer for Seacoast Media Group, a conglomerate of several papers in the New Hampshire seacoast region.
In 2007, Erik became a staff writer at Salmon Press, a group of print and online newspapers in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.
Some highlights of his career to date include two one-on-one interviews with President Barack Obama during his 2008 campaign, an all-night ride-along with local police during the Lakes Region’s Motorcycle Weekend, and frequent interviews with local artists and craftsmen.
“We are very excited to have Erik as our new editor,” said Baltimore Guide publisher Ed Hoffman. “After an extensive search we were able to hire a local person with years of community newspaper experience. I have found Erik to have a great deal of respect for Baltimore Guide traditional content; plus he will be adding new fresh content in weeks to come.”
After a stint teaching business English in Nuremberg, Germany, Erik moved to Upper Fells Point.
“It’s a great neighborhood, especially if you like food, and I do,” said Erik
Erik hopes to provide Guide readers with a stimulating mix of life, work, play and news in Baltimore’s waterfront communities.
“I’ve got tons to learn about the city,” said Erik. “I’ve scratched the surface—Mr. Boh, Ms. Utz, Hons, Old Bay, soft-shell crab, hazard lights. I’m looking forward to learning much more.”