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About Q Voice News

About Us

Q Voice News is a pioneering online publication that created a new space in the Los Angeles media ecosystem. It is the only digital-first LGBTQ news outlet in the greater L.A. area. Q Voice News serves a vital need in the Los Angeles, which is a news desert for the LGBTQ community. Q Voice News also is a watchdog, holding public servants accountable.

Q Voice News is locally owned and operated, and is certified by the National Gay and
Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as an LGBTQ business. Q Voice News is by us, for us,
and about us.

Mission Statement

Q Voice News gives the community the day’s best LGBTQ news, using our voice to inform and empower readers.

Meet Us

Phillip Zonkel, Publisher and Founder, [email protected]

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel has more than 20 years of print and digital experience. He spent 16 years at the Press-Telegram, a daily, metropolitan daily newspaper in Long Beach, Calif., where he covered everything from features to local governments, from education to LGBTQ issues.

He was the first reporter at the P-T to have a beat covering the city’s vibrant LGBTQ community. He created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562, which appeared on the P-T website.

He has won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts’ failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

Treacy Seeley, Vice-President of Marketing, [email protected]

Treacy Seeley has been in digital marketing more than 15 years. She has worked on the agency, network, site and technology sides of the business. She was the leader in building the on-site ad operations team at MotorTrend and the Primedia Digital Automotive Network, which included more than 80 sites.

She also was a key contributor to the operations of MySpace (when it was a big deal). She was the third member of the startup Mobile Theory, a mobile ad network that was sold to Opera Software for $50 million in 2012, after only 18 months of operation.

She has assembled technologies, built teams, and lead them to industry wide success.

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