Andy Viano

I want to introduce Andy Viano, the new editor of the Forest Park Review. He starts work this week and has a byline on page 1 already. Expect to see him around town in the weeks ahead. Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself. You can also connect to him by email at

We’ve been without an editor for the Review for a while now. And it has taken us some time to find the right person for the Review. We’re confident that Andy is that person. The paper has felt a little cobbled together these past few weeks, we know. But waiting to find a strong and experienced editor and then waiting a little longer for Andy to wrap up his duties at the Times of Northwest Indiana will prove to have been worth it.

A Chicago area native, Andy comes directly from the Times but has spent most of the past several years working in community journalism at a very strong weekly, the Flathead Beacon, in Kalispell, Montana. His reporting was strong, empathetic and community minded.

If, like me, you are a baseball fan, you might engage Andy about his leading role with two minor league baseball teams in the Chicago area – the Gary RailCats and the Schaumburg Boomers.

Welcome to Forest Park and the Review, Andy.

Dan Haley

Editor and Publisher

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