SN&R welcomes new assistant editor Anthony Siino

Anthony Siino is SN&R’s new jack-of-all-trades assistant editor. These days, he’s shining our scribble at the copy desk. In the future, he’ll be managing this paper’s social-media presence and writing about Cookie-Monster bands. Let’s find out what he’s all about.

How did you get here?

Went through a bunch of newspapers: The Chico Enterprise-Record, The Paradise Post, The Sacramento Bee, The Davis Enterprise and then here. Did design, reporting, editing and anything else, all while growing increasingly dissatisfied with the ethics of daily journalism.

Didn’t you get the memo? Weeklies have zilch for values.

Loving it here, though! SN&R gives me the least cognitive dissonance I've ever had in my professional and private life.

I have no clue what you mean. Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know?

I have overwhelming anxiety when it comes to interactions with strangers. I thought spending a few years as a reporter would fix it, but it turns out self-imposed flooding therapy is not always the answer.

We actually hired you? What will you be doing here?

I like the idea of helping writers achieve the utmost efficacy with their material while contributing to positive change for the downtrodden. More literally, I'll be editing, harassing writers and chipping in thoughts on the fantastic metal scene around here.

What would you rather be doing?

Probably something self-destructive.

What do you enjoy in your spare time?

Right now, I play a lot of Magic: The Gathering and I'm slowly picking up Python to work on a text adventure that will likely never be played by anybody.