New editor named for SF Weekly

Mark Kemp most recently was editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine.

Mark Kemp most recently was editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine.

Mark Kemp has been hired as the new editor of SF Weekly.

Kemp, who most recently was editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, is former editor-in-chief at Creative Loafing, an alt-weekly publication in Charlotte, N.C.

A native of North Carolina, Kemp replaces Brandon Reynolds, who has led editorial operations at SF Weekly since 2012.

“I'm excited to take over at the SF Weekly, where I plan to strengthen its focus on city politics, culture and the arts,” Kemp said. “San Francisco is a city full of stories that I can't wait to tell. We have a great staff and I look forward to seeing what we can do together.”

A noted music journalist, Kemp has also served as the entertainment editor at The Charlotte Observer, senior music editor at Rolling Stone magazine and vice president of music editorial at MTV Networks. He is the author of “Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South,” published in 2004.

“We are thrilled to have Mark come to the SF Weekly,” said Glenn Zuehls, publisher of the San Francisco Media Co., which includes SF Weekly and The San Francisco Examiner. “His experience, talents and leadership will be a huge boost to our ability to expand our coverage of The City.”

Bay Area NewsGlenn ZuehlsMark KempSF Weekly

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at

Just Posted

Many famillies have supported keeping John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park free of car traffic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Fight over future of JFK Drive heats up

Shamann Walton compares accessibilty issues to segregation, likens street closure to ‘1950s South’

Tara Hobson, center, principal at SF International High School, welcomes a student back on Monday, April 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD seniors get a chance to say goodbye to school in person

Deal to briefly return older students to school leaves many parents and teens dissatisfied

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City College union deal staves off layoffs, class cuts

One year agreement allows community college time to improve its finances

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Webb posts career-high 10 strikeouts as Giants finish sweep of Rangers

The Texas Rangers arrived in San Francisco with one of the hottest… Continue reading

A Homeless Outreach Team member speaks with homeless people along Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Breed proposes another street outreach team to divert calls away from police

San Francisco would launch a new street outreach team to respond to… Continue reading

Most Read