Delaware Today announced that Scott Pruden, a former newspaper editor and longtime freelance writer, will be the magazine’s new editor.
Pruden, who has written for Today Media publications Delaware Today and Main Line Today for 18 years, as well as for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia STYLE magazine and Out & About magazine. He moves into the editor role effective Oct. 1.
A graduate of New Castle County’s John Dickinson High School, and a former editor of the school’s newspaper, he noted that this new position brings his journalism career full circle. Pruden graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Journalism.
“I first pursued journalism writing for The Patriot, the Dickinson school newspaper, as a sophomore, and eventually became the editor as a senior,” Pruden stated. “At the same time, Delaware Today held a special spot on my parents’ coffee table, so for this next stage of my career to come as editor of the magazine is a great privilege. I look forward to working with our stellar team to tell the stories of the First State for our readers.”
Prior to working as a freelance writer, Pruden was a reporter, copy editor and newsroom manager for newspapers in South Carolina, Arizona, central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Scott’s abilities to lead Delaware Today from a content standpoint,” said Rob Martinelli, publisher. “He is well versed in the creation of print and electronic media content.”
Today Media has six lifestyle publications and a business journal, along with affiliated websites and events.
With offices in Baltimore MD, New York, and Philadelphia’s western suburbs, Today Media is headquartered in Wilmington.
Publications include Delaware Today magazine, Main Line Today magazine, The Hunt, Delaware Business Times, Westchester Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, and the Delaware Valley Italian-American Herald, along with supplements that cater to weddings, health, and business.