Wellborn, former Memphis Biz Journal editor, dies
Michael Sheffield of the paper writes, “Wellborn, who retired in 2014, long entertained MBJ readers with his weekly humor column that covered everything from the travails of his beloved Arkansas Razorbacks football team, to his wife’s love of hockey, and, of course, his dogs. He was also a highly respected member of the Memphis business community, emphasizing fair and accurate coverage from his entire staff.
“Wellborn began his MBJ career in 1986, starting out as a reporter. He worked his way up to managing editor and was promoted to editor in 1997, after MBJ was acquired by American City Business Journals from Barney DuBois, who co-founded the publication in 1979 with Ward Archer Sr.
“During Wellborn’s time as editor, the Tennessee Press Association consistently awarded MBJ, including a first place for General Excellence (TPA’s top award) in 2005. The TPA also awarded Wellborn with Best Column multiple times from 2004 to 2011.”
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