Deb Fisher to head TCOG

debfisherDeborah Fisher, former senior editor at the Nashville Tennessean, will be the new director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government. 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.

Her selection was announced today to members of the TCOG board. She has a real passion for watchdog journalism and will do a great job.