DeSantis Named City Editor of La. ‘Daily Comet’


Veteran newspaper reporter John DeSantis has been named the city editor of The Daily Comet newspaper of Thibodaux, La. De Santis assumed the role on a provisional basis in February. He had previously been a senior staff writer at the paper.

DeSantis’ responsibilities as city editor will include organizing news coverage in four southern Louisiana parishes: Assumption, Lafourche, St. James and Terrebonne. Thibodaux lies approximately 60 miles west of New Orleans.

The 51-year-old DeSantis was born in Montreal and raised in New York City. He has lived in Louisiana since 1995. He has previously worked as a reporter at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Biloxi Sun-Herald, Wilmington (North Carolina) Star-News, and The Herald of Monterey County, California.

DeSantis is noted for his coverage of Hurricane Andrew for the Washington Post and of Hurricane Katrina for both the Star-News and the New York Times. He is also the author of two books, including ?The New Untouchables: How America Sanctions Police Violence.?

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