Screen Shot 2022 08 31 At 11.17.21 Pm Hires Nina Fife, Kasey Holland as Social Media Directors is pleased to announce that we have hired LBUSD high school students Nina Fife and Kasey Holland as our social media directors. 

“Nina and Kasey were part of our high school internship program last year and were both stars,” said publisher Andy Kerr. “We’re proud to add them to our growing team.”

Nina and Kasey founded’s TikTok in the Spring, and they’ll continue to produce regular content there as well as on The562 Instagram account, where they’ll be responsible for increasing our video content and posts of highlight clips.’s high school internship partnership with the LBUSD last year brought us eight interns, with all of the underclassmen retained as part of our freelancer pool for this year. We will be opening our application window for the 2022-23 internship program soon.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.