'Tennessean' hires NBJ editor

Nashville Business Journal Executive Editor Lance Williams has resigned to become business editor at The Tennessean. Williams will replace Randy McClain, who left recently departed 1100 Broadway to work at The Republic in Columbus, Ind.

An old-school journalist type, Williams was named NBJ editor in 2008. He previously served as editor of the Austin Business Journal and, prior to that, worked as a reporter and editor with the Cincinnati Business Courier.

“Lance is an award-winning journalist who brings experience and knowledge of the Nashville market to this key position in our news operation,” Maria De Varenne, Tennessean executive editor and vice president/news, is quoted as saying on the daily's story regarding the hire.

The NBJ has no word as to a replacement. See NBJ article here.