After many years as the Post-Gazette SEEN and Style editor, Marylynn Uricchio has decided it's time to put away her party pumps.
"It has been a pleasure and a privilege to chronicle the social events that contribute economically to so many organizations and causes. But the best part has been meeting all the good people of this community who are engaged in making it a better place. SEEN is local news that celebrates the positive side of Pittsburgh, and the generosity and commitment of its residents, I think, is truly unequaled," Ms. Uricchio says.
Looking forward, she plans to travel the world, write the great American novel, become more involved with her husband's magazine and stay home on Saturday nights. "That would be the ultimate luxury for me!" She adds that having an interesting life has always been a priority. "It's important to do different things, and though there is much I will miss the time just seemed right to try something new."
Please join us in welcoming Natalie Bencivenga, the Post-Gazette's new society editor. Her first SEEN column appears inside today. Ms. Bencivenga, a Pittsburgh native who has a master's degree in social work, ran her own online lifestyle magazine for five years and is excited to incorporate two of her passions, writing and helping others, into the SEEN column.
"My goal is to try to diversify SEEN and broaden its reach by expanding the kinds of events we cover," she said. "We'll be using social media to further engage readers, so that even if you can't be at the event with SEEN, you'll be part of the party."
If you have any events that you would like to have featured in SEEN, contact Ms. Bencivenga at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @NBSeen to keep up with #wheresNataliePG.
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