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Will the last reporter leaving the News Sentinel please turn off the lights?

KNS reporter Matt Lakin says on Twitter that he's leaving for ORNL where he will be a science writer. He's been with the paper for thirteen years and won the Tennessee Associated Press newspaper journalist of the year award for 2017.

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Yup

Compass reported Matt's pending departure last Monday (10/7) in our newsletter. Amy Vellucci, who was the city editor (though her official title was one of those corporate creations that makes no sense), also took a job with ORNL. Matt has been a good reporter for them, and his knowledge of Knoxville -- his family has lived here for generations -- will be tough to replace. Best of luck to him. He'll be working for another KNS alum, David Keim.

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From Twitter: After 17 years

From Twitter: After 17 years as a journalist in Nashville, including the last 10 at the Tennessean, I am moving on soon to a new challenge. The last non-journalism job I had was delivering pizza.— Nate Rau (@tnnaterau) October 17, 2019

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