New editor named at UCBJ

Amye Anderson - Upper Cumberland Business Journal: Editor

New editor named at UCBJ 


COOKEVILLE – The Upper Cumberland Business Journal, a business-centric news source targeting business professionals and community leaders in the Upper Cumberland, has named Amye Anderson managing editor of the publication.

Anderson replaces long-time editor Liz Engel Burger, who will continue in a part-time freelance role with the UCBJ.

“Amye is a quality, established journalist with significant ties to the Upper Cumberland region,” said Jay Albrecht, UCBJ associate publisher. “With her experience, we look forward to playing an expanded role in delivering meaningful news to our business community.

“We can’t thank Liz enough for her excellent service over the years,” added Albrecht. “She’s such an incredibly gifted journalist, and we hated to lose her from the U.C. community when she moved back home to Ohio.”

Anderson, originally from Jamestown, Tenn., studied at Tennessee Tech University and graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in English-journalism with a concentration in News-Editorial.

After serving as a freelancer for several months, she joined the Herald-Citizen staff full-time in 2011 covering a mix of city and county government. In 2012, Anderson was awarded the 2012 Kids Count media award from the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth for her coverage of children’s health issues.

In 2013, she briefly worked for The Expositor in Sparta, Tenn., covering a variety of business and feature assignments and was awarded a Tennessee Press Association award in 2014 for feature writing. Most recently, Anderson served as the Marketing Coordinator and later Assistant Project Manager for a local construction firm.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this role and to be a part of such a well-respected publication,” Anderson said. “The UCBJ has been well represented in the past and I hope to continue the level of quality and integrity the Journal is known for.”

The UCBJ is a high-quality, one-of-a-kind information service specifically targeting business professionals and community leaders in the 14-county Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. The UCBJ prints quarterly full-color publications found in high-traffic areas and the Chambers of Commerce in the U.C. For regular news updates, visit


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