I am honored to be a part of a magazine style newspaper sure to ignite engagement and conversation  in Newark , New Jersey and its vicinity!  As lifestyle editor, I will be responsible for shaping the voice and direction of all lifestyle coverage! I’ll tell you the best place to get crab cakes or a great bottle of wine.  Where are the best gyms?   Where can you get shrimp and grits? Where is the best place for clean eating? I’ll let you in on the best kept secrets!


It will all have to do with the things I love… Fitness and wellness, Interior Design, Travel and fashion … Everything lifestyle! I am blessed to do what I love and love what I do each day! The lifestyle page of the #localtalk  will be driven to inspire all to live their best life! Motivating others for success and happiness while showcasing many of Essex County’s gems sprinkled across Newark and its vicinity.

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My goal is to reach the audience that is interested in cultural and lifestyle issues.  I’ll work closely with Staff Writers, Copy Editors, Interns, Community Contributors and Freelancers to consistently produce engaging content in the newspaper.  You will not be disappointed!

My goal: to grow the brand presence of Local Talk by creating massive audience engagement and reach for the newspaper.

I’ll visit lifestyle stores in Newark and its vicinity to see trending designs, topics and products. I’ll find the best shoe and clothing boutiques in Newark and its vicinity.  Oohh! I just can’t wait!  So, if you know of a business doing great things for this community, please let me know!  I’ll write about it!

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Look out Vonda McPherson– as I will be visiting Kitchen, Duke’s  Southern Cafe and other known establishments in search of the best southern healthy eating!   Hmm…can you say shrimp and grits! ?   Kitchen is the third and most recent restaurant venture to be launched by Vonda McPherson. Kitchen has rapidly become a fixture of one of most historic communities in Newark, New Jersey.  Stay tuned for more on this Newark gem!With your support, the New Local Talk paper  will be a success!

Live your best life! #localtalk

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Kecia Clarke,  The Talk Boss 

Written by Kecia Clarke