Michelle Krebs Named Edmunds' Senior Editor — Industry

Michelle Krebs Named Edmunds' Senior Editor — Industry


Michelle Krebs Named Edmunds' Senior Editor — Industry

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — January 5, 2007 — Edmunds, publisher of three Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers and enthusiasts, today announced that automotive authority Michelle Krebs has joined its editorial team as Senior Editor — Industry. Michelle will work in her home office in suburban Detroit.

Krebs has written a column for Inside Line, Edmunds' high-speed online car magazine and the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site, since its launch two years ago. In her new role, she will continue to produce her column and will deliver additional site content including coverage of automotive announcements, events, executives, marketing efforts and industry buzz. She'll also attend events, participate on panel discussions and interact with other media on behalf of Edmunds.

"Michelle's presence in the industry and her smart, analytical writing style are invaluable assets for our organization," stated Kevin Smith, Editorial Director for Edmunds.com and Inside Line.

Krebs has covered the automotive industry for more than 20 years, regularly writing for publications such as Automotive News, The New York Times, Parade magazine and Popular Science. (She will continue to contribute to select media outlets.) In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor of Business at Detroit's College for Creative Studies. Krebs has won a number of writing awards and has served as president of the Automotive Press Association.

"The automotive community pays close attention to what Edmunds does, and I look forward to giving them plenty more to read and talk about," said Krebs.

About Edmunds (http://www.edmunds.com/help/about/)
Edmunds.com publishes three Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers and enthusiasts. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in January 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in February 2006 and is an automotive lifestyle social networking Web site for anyone with an interest in automobiles. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.

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