JJ Hensley is the Digital Director for USA TODAY Network – Tennessee, working with a team that creates, produces and optimizes content for six markets in the state, including Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. JJ’s career began at the Garden City Telegram, in southwestern Kansas, before he moved to the Arizona Republic/azcentral.com. In a 15-year career in Phoenix, JJ covered schools and businesses in the suburb of Mesa before moving into a criminal-justice role covering Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the many allegations and investigations into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. As an editor, JJ has helped coordinate coverage of a variety of topics including floods and fatal wildfires, Final Fours and Super Bowls, music festivals and mass shootings.
- Let’s Talk About What Works With Local — ONA18, September 12, 2018