Austin Biz Journal hires Christen to cover economic development
He will focus on issues such as business recruitment, job creation and housing affordability. His beat will also include reporting on private sector interactions with City Hall.
Christen joins from The Daily Herald of Columbia, Tenn., where he was a multimedia editor covering breaking news, education, local government, business and more. Before that, he served as a multimedia journalist at the paper.
Abby Mellott, ABJ market president and publisher, said:
“We are thrilled to have Mike join Austin Business Journal. His reporting and multimedia skills make him a great addition to our newsroom, and I look forward to reading his coverage of important issues affecting our economy.”
Christen graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore.