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Lisa Frazier Page, a Slidell resident and former Times-Picayune metro columnist who spent 17 years as a reporter and editor at The Washington Post, has been named St. Tammany Parish community newsmanaging producer for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.
Page, a Bogalusa native, began working for The Times-Picayune in 1982 as an intern, while a student at Dillard University in New Orleans. After receiving her masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in 1985, she was hired as a reporter in the newspaper's River Parishes bureau.
She later covered higher education, social issues and assisted in covering the state legislature before landing the metro column in 1992. She also traveled to South Africa for The Times-Picayune to cover the historic election of Nelson Mandela in 1994.
Page worked at The Washington Post from 1995-2012 as a reporter, columnist, director of recruiting and hiring, community news editor, magazine editor and assistant city editor. She is the author of six books, most recently "Living and Dying in Brick City: Stories From the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R." (Spiegel & Grau, 2014). She moved with her husband and three children to Slidell in 2012 to be closer to her family.
Page will direct NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune's coverage of north shore community news and manage its roster of more than a dozen neighborhood columnists, many of whom have been contributing to the newspaper and website for a decade or longer. She also will work closely with community groups and individuals to post online community-generated stories and photos, which are showcased every Wednesday and Sunday in the newspaper's home-delivered St. Tammany Picayune sections.
"As a native of the north shore, a Times-Picayune alum and an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience, Lisa is the perfect person to lead our St. Tammany Parish community news efforts," said Mark Lorando, director of metro content for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.
Page will work in the Covington newsroom. Please send all inquiries, including information and photos about St. Tammany Parish community events, to her directly at