Seattle's Queen Anne Neighborhood News Blog


A neighborly introduction from your editor

August 9th, 2009 by Thea

Hello Queen Anne! I’m Thea Chard, a fellow Queen Anne resident and’s new editor. In this position I will serve as your go-to person at the site, which exists to provide not only a daily news source for Queen Anne, but also a community forum for the residents and patrons of this neighborhood.

I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself, because as much as I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to delve into my neighborhood on a daily basis, the real reason I’m here is to help this site become a way for us all to connect with each other. This is a venue for our community conversation, after all.

I am a native Seattleite who grew up in Magnolia, went to high school in Ballard, and after four years away at college in California, returned home and settled in beautiful Queen Anne. I am a writer. I am your neighbor.

I received my B.A. from the University of Southern California, where I double majored in Print Journalism and English, with an emphasis in creative writing. Over the course of my professional career I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work with many media organizations, in print, online and broadcast journalism. While living in Los Angeles I worked on the online staff for “Marketplace,” a daily business radio program produced by American Public Media. I spent six months reporting for the Los Angeles Times from their northern European bureau located in London.  I have written for publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times, to the Santa Monica Daily Press, and most recently Seattle Magazine.

And now I am here, ready to write about everything that makes our amazing neighborhood (which I am proud to say is officially the best spot in town) – tick. I love Queen Anne. I live in Queen Anne. And now I will spend my days documenting our home, writing about all things Queen Anne here, at

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