The Cleveland Magazine staff has grown this fall as we welcome managing editor Ron Ledgard and senior editor Annie Nickoloff. Ledgard is a Pittsburgh native who edited The Athletic and the Akron Beacon Journal. Nickoloff grew up in Amherst and previously wrote about art and culture for cleveland.com. We picked their brains about the #BestOfCLE and all the city has to offer.
What is your Best of Cleveland?
AN: It’s the places with the people I love the most. Happy Dog has a great pinball selection and great music, but also the best people.
RL: My favorite place is Barrio. That’s the most Cleveland thing. My girlfriend Tracy and I come up here and that’s the first place she wants to go.
How would you describe Cleveland in three words?
AN: Scrappy, Vibrant, Special.
RL: Variety, Prideful, Unexpected.
What brought you to Cleveland Magazine?
AN: The opportunity to dig deeper into stories in a magazine environment.
RL: I always wanted to work at a magazine. My main focus is on doing longer stories better.