Paul Silva has joined Hanley Wood as editor-in-chief of Pool & Spa News. He was most recently executive editor for The Beach Reporter and the Palos Verdes Peninsula News, free weekly Southern California community newspapers owned by MediaNews Group.

When Silva joined Media News in December 2007, it was the beginning of a second career at the Beach Reporter, having served as a reporter and managing editor from 1985 to 1992.

Between his newspaper jobs, Silva held corporate communications and marketing positions with Unocal Corporation, Mattel, Centinela Hospital and St. Vincent Medical Center.

He is a lifelong resident of Southern California and a graduate of UCLA. Silva lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife, Kim, and their sons, both of whom are attending college out of state.

Erika Taylor, who previously served as editor of Pool & Spa News, has taken on a new role as editor-in-chief of sister publication Aquatics International. She will remain as a brand manager of PSN.