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Tierney has worked as a journalist, editor and publisher in magazines and newspapers for 35 years, at publications such as ISLANDS, American Film, Santa Barbara and The Hollywood Reporter. The topics he covered then and now are also among his passions: film, travel, California, and (when his son was born) parenting.
Working as a film and television journalist, he interviewed such notables as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denzel Washington and Tom Brokaw. He led editorial teams at dailies, weeklies and monthlies, earning such honors as The Littleford Award for Innovation, Maggie Award for Best Essay and a Neal Award (considered the Pulitzer of the Business Press).
Before taking the helm of Parenting OC magazine with Ann-Marie Tierney in February of 2004, Tierney was the Regional Manager of the publication, along with L.A. Parent, Arizona Parenting and San Diego Parent. As Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Parenting OC, Tierney has produced dozens of family events in Orange County and has earned national awards in design and content. He served on the board of the Parenting Media Association for 5 years.
Prior to his career in publishing, Tierney failed in several professions as a cowardly firefighter, a seasick Alaskan salmon-boat deckhand and a knock-kneed stage actor. He attended UCLA, where he studied Theater and English and earned a B.A. in English. He enjoys golf, traveling, writing fiction, kayaking and hiking. He lives in Fullerton with the love of his life, Ronda, and their mischievous Shih Tzu, Bella.