Commercial Appeal reporter Burgess departs

Katherine Burgess, a reporter at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, has left. In her new role, Burgess will join MLK50: Justice Through Journalism to cover government accountability. Previously, she worked as a health and faith reporter at McClatchy-owned Wichita Eagle. She interned at and was an education reporter at The Jackson Sun in Tennessee. Burgess […]

Testino joins Chalkbeat as education reporter

Chalkbeat has tapped Laura Testino to serve as an education reporter. Recently, she was an education and children’s issues reporter at the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn. Previously, Testino was a life and culture reporting fellow at She also freelanced for New York Times, Teen Vogue, Atlanta magazine, Catapult, Martha Stewart Weddings, This Old […]

Hardiman joins Daily Memphian as enterprise, investigative reporter

Samuel Hardiman has joined The Daily Memphian in Tennessee as an enterprise and investigative reporter. Previously, he was a City Hall and politics reporter at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. Hardiman was a government and economic development reporter at Memphis Business Journal. He was a business reporter and education reporter at Tulsa World Media Company. […]

Tannous joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch as staff photojournalist

Christine Tannous, currently at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., will leave to join the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a staff photojournalist. Previously, Tannous interned at The Indianapolis Star, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Tannous has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo. You can congratulate Tannous via […]