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Web Production Team
The Images of Arizona companion web site evolved from a series of planning meetings with KAET Executive Producer Jillian Robinson, KAET Production Coordinator Suzanne Stock, azcentral.com Senior Producer Jeff Unger and the azcentral.com web production team (listed below).
Rob Weideman is Creative Director and lead web designer at azcentral. He is an accomplished illustrator with nearly 20 years of professional experience. Rob overseas all creative and digital graphics for azcentral.com's editorial and online products. Rob lead the team that produced the site's Rep entertainment guide, winner of the 2001 EPpy Award for Best Entertainment Section in an Online Newspaper Service. Prior to his current position, Rob covered major national and world news events as a newsroom illustrator for the Arizona Republic.
Alyson Hurt is a Web Designer at azcentral.com, where she designs graphics and special sections for azcentral.com's umbrella of web sites and commercial sites. She was also a contributing designer for azcentral.com's award-winning Rep entertainment guide. Prior to joining azcentral.com, Alyson was a writer, print designer and online editor for the Arizona State University State Press. She will graduate from ASU in May 2001 with a degree in journalism.
Online News Producer
Ed Perkins is the Online News Producer at azcentral.com, where he manages content for breaking news, politics, travel/outdoors and special projects. As the resident political junkie, Ed spearheaded the site's Election 2000 area last year and is currently a political columnist for the site. He also produces and writes for ArizonaGuide.com, the largest Arizona travel site on the Web. Prior to joining azcentral.com, Ed was a senior project manager with Phoenix-based Sandbox.com, where he co-produced joint entertainment web sites with such media giants as CNN and USA Today.
As Arizona's most-visited local site and the Arizona Republic's flagship site azcentral.com serves as both a gateway to our other sites and as a destination for Arizona news and information. azcentral.com, which recently celebrated it's fifth year on the Web, is home to the online edition of The Rep entertainment guide, and also offers news and sports coverage from the Republic, multimedia coverage, community news and information and interactive classifieds. azcentral.com is Arizona's No. 1 local site, attracting more than twice the traffic of its nearest local competitor. azcentral.com was the Republic's first presence on the Internet, and was one of the first online sites launched by a U.S. metro daily newspaper.