About Triad City Beat

Our Mission Statement

Triad City Beat is a free, weekly publication that was founded in 2014 by Brian Clarey, Jordan Green and Eric Ginsburg. Triad City Beat exists to chronicle the Triad cities as low-cost incubators of innovation, sustainability and creativity. We publish smart reporting and writing that recognizes the intelligence of our readers. An informed citizenry is the lifeblood of democracy, and we take our responsibility seriously to provide good journalism to hold economic and governmental powers accountable, both locally and across North Carolina. Culture binds us, and we commit to provide lively and vital coverage of food, drugs, music and the arts in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. We unapologetically focus on the cities, and won’t shrink from defending LGBT rights, racial justice and an urban sensibility. We carry the flag for no party or faction, and fiercely defend our editorial independence.

For locations on where to pick up a copy of the paper, visit our map here. You can also subscribe for a weekly round-up of our stories here. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And as always, thanks for reading.

The Team

Publisher/Executive Editor: Brian Clarey

An alt-weekly veteran of more than 20 years, Brian studied journalism at Loyola University New Orleans and wrote for the Gambit before moving to the NC Piedmont Triad. He has been covering this market in publications like the News & Record, Our State, O. Henry magazine and Yes Weekly since 2000.

Managing Editor: Sayaka Matsuoka

Sayaka joined the alt-weekly world in 2014 when she interned for TCB. After moving to the Triangle and garnering bylines in Indy Week and Durham Magazine, she moved back to Greensboro and now covers culture and news. Her work has appeared on Rewire, Bitch, Bitter Southerner and the Audubon Society.

Art Director: Rob Paquette

Rob studied graphic design and advertising at Guilford Technical Community College. Post-grad, he built a career as a freelancer playing guitar in local bands and designing original album artwork and band logos.

Food Editor: Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki has written for TCB for several years and is a long-time food industry pro. She is a trained chef and works as a guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours. Find her unabashed writing in our paper each week as well as on her blog here.

Staff Writer: Nicole Zelniker

Nicole rejoined Triad City Beat in 2021 after interning for the newspaper in 2015. She’s a 2018 graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and the author of several books. She covers both culture and news for TCB.

Contributor: Michaela Ratliff

Michaela joined TCB in 2020 as an editorial intern and has since written multiple culture stories and currently compiles our weekly events. She also tackles news from time to time and is an NC A&T alum.

Contributing Photographer: Carolyn de Berry

Carolyn has been a part of Triad City Beat from the very beginning. A trained photographer who went to Guilford College, Randolph Community College and Maine Media Workshops, Carolyn works to capture the essence of the Triad for us every week. She and Brian Clarey conceptualized a series in which Carolyn would share her work which culminated in our Shot in the Triad series which you can find at the back of our paper every week and online here. She also contributes regularly to news and culture pieces as well.

Jordan Green

Editorial Consultant: Jordan Green

Jordan is currently a senior editor for Raw Story. He finished his masters in journalism at Columbia University and worked as a reporter in Santa Fe, NM and Durham before moving to the Triad. He is a founding member of Triad City Beat, along with Brian Clarey and Eric Ginsburg. He specializes in investigative deep dives and political writing. His work has appeared in the Nation, the Guardian and Scalawag.


Publisher Emeritus: Allen Broach

Allen has been a voice for the arts, veterans, LGBT issues and small businesses for more than 30 years. His advertising agency, Broach & Co., thrived for decades on Elm Street in the same downtown building where he eventually installed the Broach Theatre.

Additional contributors: Jordan Howse, Todd Turner, Jerry Cooper

On advertising

To advertise in Triad City Beat email [email protected] or download our media kit.


  1. I need someone who is not afraid to comment the truth against District attorney Jim O’Neal… He’s a Fukin COWARD for hiding behind Forsyth County Sheriff’s and using them as enforcers to violate my constitutional right to be in a public building!!! He was afraid of me speaking at a murder trial (on 2/14/20 ) and having the community, family, and friends of the victim awakened and educated by what I had to say!!!

    Premeditated murder will never be self-defense!!!

  2. Your website and your “About” section detail everything but HOW TO SUBSCRIBE. I see comments by people wanting to UNsubscribe so I know subscription is a part of it SOMEwhere. Is this a physical paper that’s delivered? How often? How much does it cost??? You’ve got everything except how to access your publication – at least not in an obvious location on your website.

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