Ellis Smith, General Manager of Content

Ellis has worked in nearly every segment of the media industry, with roles as publisher, editor, producer and reporter at daily news organizations in Georgia, Tennessee and Iowa. As a business reporter, he covered trucking, manufacturing, finance and white-collar crime. As a digital editor, he won awards for breaking news and special projects and was part of a team that was named as a Pulitzer finalist for a series on generational poverty. Prior to joining FreightWaves, he was general manager and editor of The Hawk Eye, Iowa's oldest newspaper. Ellis lives in Chattanooga with his family.
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