Lifestyles editor welcomed to newspaper group


Nicole Reino has been named to the newly created position of Lifestyles editor, announced Phyllis Pfeiffer, publisher of this newspaper. In that role Reino will coordinate coverage of arts, music, trends, fashion, dining, entertainment and all other news content related to lifestyles. Reino will coordinate lifestyles coverage in the Del Mar Times, the Rancho Santa Fe Record, the Carmel Valley Leader and the Solana Beach Sun.

Reino will also be writing the Social Life column. Invitations to upcoming events should be addressed to Nicole Reino at the La Jolla Light, 565 Pearl Street, La Jolla, CA 92037.

“Because we serve an educated and sophisticated body of readers, we want to expand and deepen our coverage of lifestyles and the arts,” said Executive Editor Cyril Jones-Kellett. “We think Nicole brings an energy, creativity and professionalism that readers will appreciate.”

A graduate of San Diego State University, Reino began her journalism career in television broadcasting. She worked for the NBC affiliate in Palm Desert, Calif., where she produced the morning and midday newscasts. In 2003, Reino moved back to San Diego and became a business writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune. For two years, she covered small businesses in North County. In 2005, Reino transitioned into feature writing and took on the role of wedding writer at the Union-Tribune. For the past three years, she wrote a Sunday column called “Wedding Portrait,” which profiled the weddings of local couples. In addition, she wrote film reviews, restaurant profiles and a weekly fashion column for “Street,” a lifestyle and pop culture blog run by the Union-Tribune.

Reino lives in Kearny Mesa with her husband Andrew Kalomiris, who works for Senomyx, Inc., a research and development company.

To arrange society coverage

Beginning immediately, those seeking coverage of society or philanthropy events in our coverage area should contact Nicole Reino at (858) 459-4201. Please e-mail invitations and save-the-date cards to

or mail to Nicole Reino, 565 Pearl St., Suite 300, La Jolla 92037.