The Key West Mystique

Key West Island News


Key West Island News connects Key West residents and friends of the island, fosters our One Human Family culture and advances understanding of shared goals for our island community

Who’s behind KWW and why?

By Linda Grist Cunningham, editor and proprietor

Linda Grist Cunningham is editor and proprietor of Key West Island News and KeyWestWatch Media LLC. She and her husband, a park ranger at Fort Zach, live in Key West with their Cat 5s.


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.


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