Eric Barnes is Publisher & CEO of The Daily Memphian, an online daily news source in Memphis that launched in September 2018. Additionally, for more than 10 years, he’s hosted a weekly news interview show, Behind the Headlines on WKNO, the local PBS station in Memphis. He also hosts a weekly radio show and podcast focused on arts and culture that is broadcast on WYXR in Memphis. Barnes is also a part-owner of a group of community newspapers in Tennessee, as well as the author of four novels, including The City Where We Once Lived. Years ago, he drove a forklift in Tacoma, Washington, and Kenai, Alaska, worked construction on Puget Sound, and froze fish in a warehouse outside Anchorage.
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