Parker Milner has been named food editor for The Post and Courier.
Milner joined the workforce on October 4th after running the grocery division of Charleston City Paper for a year and a half. He succeeds Hanna Raskin.
“This is a very important position for The Post and Courier and for this city,” said Editor-in-Chief Autumn Phillips. “We did a nationwide search to fill it, but in the end we decided to hire someone who lives and works here and understands how much food means to us in Charleston.”
A native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Boston College, Milner began his journalistic career in Charleston after a seven-year professional hockey career. From 2016 to 2020 he played for four years in the Washington Capitals organization as a member of the South Carolina Stingrays.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to join The Post and Courier newsroom and work with colleagues who are deeply committed to investigative journalism,” said Milner. “I plan to adapt the Food & Dining area of The Post and Courier to the high standards of the editorial team.”
Upon arriving in Charleston, Milner immersed himself in the dining scene, writing for Eater Carolinas, Charleston Magazine, and other regional publications. For The Post and Courier, he will focus on comprehensive coverage of the food and beverage industry, including restaurants, chefs, farmers, breweries, cafes, distilleries and grocery markets.
“Moving to the Charleston area with an open mind has allowed me to develop my perspective for the past five years,” he said. “I am intrigued by the aspects of the local food and beverage industry that Charleston should be proud of, but I understand the importance of highlighting its shortcomings, many of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.”
Milner looks forward to connecting with the readers of The Post and Courier. To reach him, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Post and Courier Food group on Facebook.