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Memphis biz editor leaving paper

January 20, 2010

James Overstreet, the business editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, is leaving the paper to become executive editor and associate publisher of the Memphis Daily News, according to a brief on the Commercial Appeal’s Web site.

The brief states, “Overstreet starts the new job Feb 1.

“With a staff of about seven, the Daily News publishes five days a week and tracks local politics, business and commerce, in addition to printing public notices. The Daily News Publishing Co. owns The Daily News along with Chandler Reports and the weekly Memphis News.

“Overstreet joined The Commercial Appeal’s business desk in 2003 as the deputy business editor and was later named the Business Editor in 2005. Before coming to The Commercial Appeal, he worked as a reporter and managing editor for the Memphis Business Journal as well as other publications in the Southeast.”

Read more here. Overstreet is a 1992 graduate of the University of Memphis. He also worked two years at the Charlotte Business Journal.

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