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Alumnus Named Editor of City Paper

A 1993 Belmont University graduate, Steve Cavendish is returning to Nashville to take helm of The City Paper. Local media holding company SouthComm Inc. announced Aug. 31 it named Cavendish editor the newspaper.

“Nashville is home for me. To be able to join a talented staff like The City Paper’s is a thrill,” Cavendish said. “Nashville needs strong newspapers to hold our leaders accountable, to inform our citizens and to help them understand the world around them. And if we need to explain how a Cover Two defense works, we’ll do that, too.”

Cavendish is returning home to Nashville, where he studied  political science and journalism and was editor of the Belmont Vision. He began his career at the Nashville Banner, and served stints at the St. Petersburg Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. Cavendish will begin work at The City Paper Sept. 19.

“I am excited Steve is coming home to Nashville to take the helm of The City Paper. Steve brings years of experience at some of the best newspapers in the country,” said SouthComm CEO Chris Ferrell. “I am looking forward to working with him to continue to make The City Paper the best source of local news coverage in Nashville.”

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