Janine Kahn

Janine Kahn is the founding editor and former editor-in-chief of Dogster and Catster Magazines. She currently operates as the Executive Editorial Director for I-5 Publishing, Dogster's new parent company, and oversees the content for all its online titles.

Janine was named a "rising star" in media for 2013 by magazine industry organization Min. In previous career incarnations, she held web editor positions at Village Voice alternative newsweeklies (including SF Weekly and OC Weekly), the Los Angeles Times, and USC Annenberg’s Online Journalism Review. She has several pompous-sounding awards from her days at the weeklies in a box in her storage unit, but Janine thinks it’s way more impressive that she has her dog tattooed on her skin in four different locations. Janine hates that she had braces on when the video below was shot but thinks you should see it anyway, vanity be damned.

Location: San Francisco, CA (but born and raised in Manila, Philippines)

Where You Can Stalk Me on the Internet: @janinekahn 

What I Do for a Living: I used to write and edit stories. These days, I edit editorial calendars, processes and people.

The Furry Members of My Household Are: Moxie (Italian Greyhound), Kaboom (English Angora rabbit), and Roger Sterling (American Chinchilla rabbit)

My Favorite Things to Write Are: Personal, bleeding-heart narratives; ridiculous listicles; general tomfoolery.

My Pet Peeves Are: People who misappropriate apostrophes; bigots and homophobes; retractable leashes.

How I Deal with Dog/Cat Hair: Mr. Mox doesn’t shed very much, and when he does I rarely notice because all my furniture is conveniently the same shade he is.

Interviews with Janine: The Scoop on Dog Milk; Q&A on Say Daily

Stories by Janine Kahn

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