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June 14, 2002

New managing editor joins CW's quarterly magazine

Steve Cheseborough, an author, journalist and blues musician, has filled the newly created managing editor’s position at Colonial Williamsburg: The Journal of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Among his responsibilities are editing, writing, copy editing, layout and graphics.

“Steve is a valuable addition to a journal operation that is expanding to better serve the interests and needs of Colonial Williamsburg donors and friends,” said Dennis Montgomery, journal editor.

Cheseborough, who reports to Montgomery, comes to the journal from Oxford, Miss., where he earned a master’s degree in Southern studies at the University of Mississippi, and worked as a free-lance writer and musician. He is the author and photographer of the guidebook, “Blues Traveling: the Holy Sites of Delta Blues.” He also has contributed to Living Blues, The Oxford American, Acoustic Guitar and other magazines. Cheseborough sings and plays guitar and harmonica, re-creating the blues of the 1920s and ’30s.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., Cheseborough moved to the South from Arizona, where he had worked for many years as a reporter, mainly with the Phoenix Gazette. He studied
journalism at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Colonial Williamsburg: The Journal of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a quarterly publication targeted primarily at Colonial Williamsburg donors and those who appreciate popular history. Each issue includes articles of general interest on colonial history, as well as news about Colonial Williamsburg, its programs, historical background, collections and more. Circulation exceeds 130,000.

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