Editor of ABQ Free Press to speak to Press Women

Dan VukelichDan Vukelich, editor and co-owner of ABQ Free Press will speak to Albuquerque Press Women on Monday, Feb. 9 at the MCM Eleganté at 11:45 a.m.

He will discuss the challenges of setting up a new paper in today’s shifting and challenging media environment.

Vukelich became a journalist in 1976, working as a reporter for several suburban papers in Chicago. He moved on to be assistant city editor and courts and police reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago.

He arrived in New Mexico in 1981 and worked as a capital bureau correspondent for the Albuquerque Tribune. He also worked as a federal government reporter for the Washington Times. He returned to New Mexico in 1989, working as a special projects reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Vukelich a variety or reporting jobs at the Albuquerque Tribune; was an investigative producer of “4 Wants to Know” with Conroy Chino; was a producer, host or co-host of KNME’s “At Week’s End” and “Stateline New Mexico” and “In Focus’; producer of “New Mexico Golf Tour, a travelogue aired by KNME and 20 other PBS stations; editor and co-owner of Sun Country Gold, a statewide golf magazine and was a freelance web designer.

He’s won numerous prestigious awards, including Scripps Howard Reporter of the Year and Scripps Howard Team Reporter of the Year. He was the only reporter in New Mexico history to finish second in New Mexico Press Association’s investigative reporting category behind that year’s Pulitzer Prize winner.

Please join us and make reservations for lunch by Wednesday, January 7 by e-mailing presswomen@yahoo.com or calling (505) 720-7821. If a special meal is required, please note that when you make your reservation. The cost for members is $16. For non-members it is $21.