1UP Veteran Garnett Lee Joins Shacknews

By Chris Faylor, Sep 29, 2009 5:00am PDT Former 1UP Network editor and veteran gaming journalist Garnett Lee has been named editorial director of GameFly Media--a division of GameFly, Inc encompassing Shacknews, FileShack, Shackvideo, Ponged and Game Answers, among others.

"I am delighted to join GameFly," said Lee. "I've had an amazing time at 1UP during which I've had the opportunity to run all the different individual elements of the content package--news, previews, reviews, video, and managing editor. Coming to GameFly gives me a chance to put everything I've learned together."

A longtime Shacknews reader--"back in the day my daily read was Blue's, Voodoo Extreme, and Shack," he noted--Lee plans to pen a regular Shacknews column and develop a podcast alongside his broader GameFly Media responsibilities. During his time at 1UP, he handled the site's popular "1UP Yours" and later "Listen UP" podcasts.

"Shacknews has a great community and tradition of having the community really involved in everything that goes on on the site," Lee added. "That's huge for me. And second, it has an editorial reputation for being down to earth--the 'straight shooters' if you will."

"We are thrilled that Garnett is joining GameFly to lead the editorial strategy for our growing collection of media properties," noted GameFly co-founder Sean Spector. "His deep domain expertise and prominent position in the industry will be instrumental in positioning the GameFly Media sites for rapid growth."

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  • So I have a comment / confession to make. I just finished listening to the final ListenUP and immediately created an account on Shacknews. For the record I was the message board flunky on 1up who originally suggested the name ListenUP. All I have to say is, I may have suggested it but you selected it Garnett , as such the blame entirely on you. <Insert some form of sarcastic emoticon>. In anycase, Garnett really looking forward to what you do at ShackNews and especially looking forward to your new podcast. Keep up the great work -- you're one of the best in the industry -- Gamefly is lucky to have you.