EDITOR'S NOTE- Farewell to Alan; where's the new person?

In all the holiday hub-bub, we forgot to bid a fond farewell to Alan Zimmerman, the able journalist who held the reins of the Tough Customer column for a year and a half. Like his predecessor, Barbara Nordin, Zimmerman managed to wring fascinating tales out of seemingly mundane topics while shining a light on potentially damaging practices such as high-interest loans and scams that separate consumers from their money.

With Alan moving on to other projects, this leaves a void for another journalist to fill. And so, please accept this, dear reader, as an invitation to tell any experienced journalist you know seeking a part-time gig to drop us a line and explain why he or she should be the Hook's next consumer reporter.–Hawes Spencer