Roasting Eddie

Friday, November 16, 2007 at 2:46am

Former Nashville Banner editor Eddie Jones was roasted at an honorary luncheon by a lengthy roster of former competitors, employees and colleagues from the halls of the city’s journalism, business and government communities. One of those competitors, former Tennessean editor and publisher John Seigenthaler got a chuckle out of Jones.

In addition to serving as the Banner editor and a legendary reporter in Nashville, Jones was also president of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and a former press secretary for Gov. Frank G. Clement.

Jones is closely associated with the Chamber’s drive to bring liquor by the drink to Nashville as well as the recruitment of Nissan to Middle Tennessee. Jones also fought in World War II as a fighter pilot.

The event took place at Belmont University Thursday and was jointly sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Nashville chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Filed under: City Business
By: glorib on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Eddie Jones was one of the first people to recognize the impact music from Nashville had on people around the world. He was a leader in the truest sense of the word--he cared more about Nashville than he did himself. Our family sincerely hopes he is enjoying his retirement--but know that he continues to give of his time and talents to others--just as he always has.

By: lstephen on 12/31/69 at 6:00

The good news is: Eddie's not retired!