Originally from Central Florida, Blackwood previously worked as the news editor for the Ormond Beach Observer where she covered everything from cat shows, serial graffiti taggers, missing miniature horses, pirate races, beloved Zumba teachers, stolen teddy bears and everything in between. And don’t worry about offending her; she knows Florida is a weird place.
In addition to her work in community journalism, that almost won her “Journalist of the Year” from the Local Media Association (honorable mention still counts, right?), she also wrote a weekly award-winning lifestyle and humor column that covered her many misadventures navigating in early adulthood.
Blackwood moved to San Diego six months ago with her boyfriend Alex and her partially blind cat Cheeks. She’s excited for the opportunity to cover La Jolla and uncover all the stories it has to tell.