Luke Phillips to editor in Atascadero

Luke Phillips is now editor of News Media Corp.’s Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press in San Luis Obispo County, The News reports.

Phillips, with the company since 2013, most recently had been city editor. He started in newspapers while in high school — as office assistant at The Holtville Tribune in his hometown in Imperial County. He soon became a reporter.

Phillips, who also has worked for newspapers in Arizona and New Mexico, succeeded Ryan Cronk, who is now editor of the company’s South County Newspapers.