Graham Takes Reins at The Commercial Appeal

Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Vol. 128, No. 113

MEMPHIS (AP)Louis Graham has been promoted to editor of The Commercial Appeal.

Graham's appointment is effective immediately. It was announced Monday by the E.W. Scripps Company and reported on the newspaper's website (

Graham replaces Chris Peck, who retired from the Memphis daily newspaper in March.

Graham is 59 and has held the managing editor post prior to his promotion.

He began his journalism career as a reporter at The Commercial Appeal in 1979. He covered local government, courts and business, then spent more than a decade as a senior writer for projects and investigations.

Graham has coordinated or edited nearly every major reporting effort at The Commercial Appeal in the last decade.

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