Pasqua named new sports editor of Gonzales Weekly Citizen

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Peter Silas Pasqua

The Gonzales Weekly Citizen recently named former Donaldsonville Chief editor Peter Silas Pasqua as its new sports editor.

Pasqua, an East Ascension High School and LSU graduate, has served as editor of the Chief for the past three years. During his tenure, he has covered sports teams at both Donaldsonville and Ascension Catholic high schools, as well as middle school athletics and other local sports matters. He has also covered numerous news issues that affect both Donaldsonville and Ascension Parish.

Pasqua has also earned numerous awards from the Louisiana Press Association for his writing, photography and overall newspaper composition.

Pasqua takes over a sports department formerly headed by longtime sports editor Mike Kiral.

“We’re excited to have Peter on board at the Weekly Citizen,” editor Aaron E. Looney said. “He brings great experience, a love of local sports and an outgoing personality to our company. He knows how important sports are to Ascension Parish residents and, like the rest of us, wants to ensure that our readers receive the best local sports coverage possible.”

To contact Pasqua, call 644-6397 or e-mail