Former Editor Returns to Take Reins at Metro Pulse

july 30, 2007  03:16 pm
Coury Turczyn, who was a "principal editor" of the Knoxville alt-weekly for most of its first nine years before he left in 2000, will return to the paper on Aug. 13 as editor-in-chief, according to an editorial posted on the Metro Pulse website. "More than any other individual, he shaped the paper's appealingly snotty personality and irreverent course," reports the anonymous editorialist. After living in several different states, Turczyn returned to Knoxville in 2005 to serve as an editor for E.W. Scripp's HGTV website. Scripps, which also owns the daily paper in Knoxville, acquired Metro Pulse late last month. Current editor Leslie Wylie announced two months ago that she would be leaving the paper to become a professional competitive equestrian.