Multichannel News is pleased to announce that Bill
Menezes is joining the publication as its new senior broadband editor, effective Feb. 16.
"Menezes has a most impressive and diverse background,
and he brings a heap of experience to Multichannel News' expanding broadband
universe," said Marianne Paskowski, MN's editor in chief and editorial
Menezes, who will be based in Denver, will head up the
magazine's expanding "Broadband Week" coverage, as well as coordinating its
growing stable of free-lance technical writers.
He began his career in journalism at the Associated Press
in Kansas City, where he was a general-assignment reporter.
He was quickly promoted through the AP's ranks to
deputy business news editor in New York, where he supervised a daily-news feed produced by
a staff of 50 reporters at domestic and foreign news bureaus.
Taking a breather from journalism in 1990 -- a decision
that he now jokes wasn't his greatest career move -- Menezes became an investment
banker for Dean Witter Reynolds in Miami.
He returned to the journalism fold in 1995 as a staff
writer for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, where he covered telecommunications,
cable TV and technology.
In 1997, he assumed the role of business editor for Wireless
Week, MN's Denver-based sister publication.
A journalism graduate from the University of Kansas, Bill
has also won two John Hancock Awards for his business and financial reporting.