Gwen Girsdansky, originally from upstate New York, is the news editor for River City Newspapers in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Her responsibilities include overseeing its weekly paper, the Parker Pioneer, overseeing the copy desk at the daily, Today’s News-Herald, and working as a creative coordinator for the quarterly magazine, Havasu…Arizona’s Coastal Life. She’s enjoying designing pages, editing local copy and taking photographs for the Havasu community.
She earned her dual bachelor¹s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in English and creative writing, as well as minored in journalism. She then earned her master¹s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism.
Gwen has worked with a number of publications in various capacities including the Oswego County Business Magazine, The Daily Gazette, The Times Union, The Columbia Missourian, The J-School Magazine, The Missouri School of Journalism, College Life, and KBIA.