OLD Media Moves

Louisville TV station hires business reporter

September 7, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Chris Otts, a business reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal earlier this year. has been hired to write business stories for WDRB, the Fox affiliate in Louisville.

Otts tells Talking Biz News that he will start his new job on Sept. 30. WDRB has also hired to other local news reporters from the Courier-Journal — Marcus Green and Jason Risley.

“The new three-person reporting team will write for WDRB.com, which has no paywall,” said Otts in an email.  “These are enterprise reporting jobs; we won’t be covering shifts or chasing routine spot news. We’ll make occasional appearances on TV to promote our work, but if you have met any of us you know it’s not our on-air talent that they’re interested in.

“I’ll continue to focus on business and economic issues, but each of us can now branch out a bit since we’re such a small team and there are few toes on which to step.”

Ott left the paper in May to join KentuckianaWorks, the local workforce investment board, in a job researching employment issues.

The station now has five former Courier-Journal writers on staff. It hired the paper’s two sports columnists in 2012.

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