Former Xpress, WNC Magazine ad man James Fisher moves to the Asheville Citizen-Times

Earlier today, July 26, former Mountain Xpress ad man James Fisher announced via Twitter and Facebook that he’s been hired by the Asheville Citizen-Times, a Gannett publication:

I’m advertising manager at new [C-Times] weekly, Asheville Scene! Start next week, can’t wait!


Fisher, who most recently worked for WNC Magazine, is the second longtime Xpress staffer to get hired by the Citizen-Times. A few weeks ago, award-winning Xpress writer Mackensy Lunsford announced she’ll be working on the C-T‘s newest venture, the Asheville Scene. Here’s what local blogger Ashvegas/Jason Sandford had to say:

With the hiring of former Verve editor Jess McCuan and Mountain Xpress food writer Mackensy Lunsford, the Asheville Citizen-Times is putting together a team that will produce a new entertainment publication. The publication will replace the current Take5, a tab that is inserted into the newspaper every Friday and distributed as a standalone product in boxes on downtown streets.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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