Meet Mehul, The Observer’s Chief Digital Officer


Mehul Desai is the man responsible for re-designing the Fullerton Observer web site to bring us into the 21st century. He began volunteering for the paper in 2019 with the goal of setting up “a sophisticated digital newsroom for the Observer.” Utilizing his Master’s degree in computer science, he developed the site to include e-commerce where people can now purchase subscriptions and ads directly online. Readers can also sign up for a digital newsletter, which is sent out every week. People can read the print edition online, and can access archives of the paper. The Observer is now approved for Google news.

When asked what he likes about living in Fullerton, Mehul says, “One of the things that fascinates me is that this area is one of the most diverse districts in the country. It’s about 33% Latino, 33% white, and 33% Asian. It’s also 50% Republican and 50% Democrat. Also, it’s a nice city—really good parks and schools.” Mehul is married and has two daughters. He was also politically active and was featured in a Wall Street Journal article which you can read here. Mehul’s professional profile can be found here.

Thank you, Mehul for making the web site great!

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