Who’s behind KWW and why?

Key West Watch is owned and managed by editor and publisher Linda Grist Cunningham, a nationally recognized newspaper editor, publishing executive and project manager with more than 40 years of professional experience.  A resident of Key West, Cunningham was a non-resident homeowner during which time she developed Key West Watch.

She retired in May 2011, after exactly 20 years as executive editor of the Rockford (IL) Register Star. She and her husband, Ed — and four cats — bought a home in The Meadows of Key West in 2008 as the first step toward opening Key West Watch.

As they made their plans for relocating, they learned that local news and information sources weren’t enough to meet the needs of those folks who owned homes in Key West but didn’t live there full time. Key West Watch is designed to connect those off-island homeowners with their Key West home town.