John Zappe is editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor to its sister publication, ERE.net. He joined ERE Media in 2006 from the AIM Group, where he was a digital media sales trainer and employment branding and advertising advisor. Prior to that, John served as Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. He's been a newspaper reporter and editor, winning multiple regional, state and national awards, including the Headliner Award. In 1995 he led a team that launched one of the first newspaper web sites in the nation.