Most folks know by now, but if you don't . . . well . . . today's my last day at the Knoxville News Sentinel.
I'm headed over to Channel 10 (WBIR) where I'll be part of an investigative team that they're putting together.
There's no one reason, really, why I'm leaving. I've heard a couple of conspiracies and they're not true. Quite frankly, I've been doing this newspaper thing for at least 15 years, probably more, and I was looking for something different.
I've got no problem with the paper and I'm glad the KNS gave me the opportunities that it did. And there are a ton of great folks over there, no matter what the vocal minority of knuckleheads who comment on the paper's message board would have you believe. (I wonder how tough those losers would be if they actually had to sign their name to something. But I digress . . . ).
Again, I've been in papers for a good while, and I wanted the chance to try something new. It was not an easy decision.
On a side note, da Porch is coming with me. I own this sucker, so I'm not shutting it down. I'll also continue to keep an eye on Knox County government at least for here on the blog, although the station is giving me the chance to look into a lot more.
I start Monday.
In the meantime, I'm out.