Will Coviello has been named arts and entertainment editor at Gambit Weekly. Coviello comes to Gambit after seven years writing about music, food, culture and entertainment for Visitor Publishing. There he edited Big Easy Magazine, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival program and launched Mardi Gras Magazine and Southern Cooking and Lifestyles.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he reported for the Agence France-Presse and contributed to the Independent Weekly in Durham, N.C., Duke University News Service and other local publications.

A native of New Jersey, Coviello began his career in Durham with the quarterly journal Southern Exposure. Since visiting Mardi Gras in 1992, he has resided in New Orleans and worked as a freelancer, contributing to local and national publications.