VegNews Staff

Here's your chance to meet the VegNews staff. Our team is passionate about vegetarianism and works hard to deliver the very latest in all things veg. Count on us to dish a hot new restaurant, test a just-launched product, or report on a late-breaking story.

Joseph Connelly

Publisher + Co-Creator

Co-creator Joseph Connelly had no idea when he started the Syracuse Area Vegetarian Education Society in 1996 to where it would lead. After running a local organization for four years, he realized the country needed a national publication to unify the vegetarian movement and, together with Colleen, launched the magazine in 2000 with a whopping $3k in start-up funds. Joe came to vegetarianism from a passion for environmental issues and has been self-employed nearly all of his life. Prior to VegNews, Joe owned and operated Play It Again Records, a music collectibles business, for 15 years.

If you could eat just one veg meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? I'd have to go with sweet potatoes or yams because you can do so much with them.

What veg dish would you cook to dazzle a veg-curious but still carniverous friend? If we are in San Francisco, whatever Millennium is serving that night!

 
 

Colleen Holland

Associate Publisher + Co-Creator

Passionate about publishing and business, Associate Publisher Colleen Holland is the co-creator of VegNews. From their humble beginnings in 2000, she and Joseph grew the publication from a 28-page newspaper tabloid to an award-winning, full-color glossy magazine. A graduate of UCLA and the Natural Gourmet Institute, her background in food, marketing, and brand-building has helped to create a savvy, internationally renowned media company. Colleen has traveled around the world and enjoys yoga, cooking, urban hikes, and dining out at veg restaurants.

If you could eat just one veg meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? An oversized, steaming bowl of laksa soup, a Malaysian specialty with tofu, rice noodles, greens, and cilantro in a fragrant coconut broth.

What veg dish would you cook to dazzle a veg-curious but still carnivorous friend? Thai yellow curry with potatoes, tofu, carrots, and broccoli over Jasmine rice.

 
 

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