The Tennessee Coalition of Open Government has named Debra Fisher its new executive director to replace former director Kent Flanigan. She served as an editor at the Nashville Tennessean and was previously the editor of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
TCOG is a non-profit organized to fight for transparency in government and to educate Tennesseans about its importance.
Deb had been at the Tennessean for the past decade but got caught in the most recent round of layoffs. Before that, she’d been with the E.W. Scripps Co., which owns the News Sentinel, serving as editor of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. She’s a graduate of Baylor University.
Story from Tennessee Transparency Project; submitted to ETSPJ by Dorothy Bowles, ETSPJ treasurer and founding board member of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government. She currently serves as secretary of TCOG.