About Triad City Beat

Triad City Beat Mission statement

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, 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.

Our team

brian_clareyPublisher/Executive Editor: Brian Clarey

An altweekly veteran of more than 20 years, Brian Clarey 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.

AllenPublisher Emeritus: Allen Broach

Allen Broach 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.


rob-robert-paquetteArt Director: Rob Paquette

Rob Paquette 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.


Jordan GreenSenior Editor: Jordan Green

Jordan Green 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 specializes in investigative deep dives and political writing. His work has appeared in the Nation, the Guardian and Scalawag.

ericManaging Editor: Eric Ginsburg

Eric Ginsburg joined the alt-weekly world in 2011 and hasn’t looked back. He has freelanced for Winston-Salem Monthly, Our State magazine and the New York Times, among others, and studies audio production at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.


Staff Writer: Lauren Barber

Lauren Barber is a Philadelphia transplant by way of Wake Forest University where she wrote for the Old Gold & Black and studied as an Elle.com Media Scholar through the Anna Julia Cooper Center, creating multimedia content focused on women and girls of color. Her writing has appeared in Scalawag and on Elle.com.



Contributors: Spencer KM BrownCarolyn de Berry and Matt Jones.


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