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Meribah Knight

Reporter & Host

Meribah Knight is a journalist who relocated to Nashville from Chicago, where she covered business, the economy, housing, crime and transportation. She is the host of The Promise podcast. 

Most recently she was a staff reporter with Crain’s Chicago Business covering manufacturing in the Rust Belt, aviation and transportation. Prior to Crain’s she was a staff reporter with the Chicago News Cooperative, producing the Chicago section of The New York Times. There she covered a wide range of topics from arts & culture to education to poverty. She was an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. 

Her writing has appeared The New York TimesThe New YorkerO, The Oprah MagazineUtne Reader, American Craft, Chicago Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business and The Chicago Reader. Her radio and multimedia work has been featured on WBEZ, The PBS News Hour and Chicago Public Television. 

A native of Cambridge, Mass., Meribah has a Masters of Journalism from Northwestern University and a BA from New York University. She lives in Donelson with her husband, a photojournalist with the Tennessean, and their four cats. 

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Cities across the U.S. have seen evictions surge in recent years. Yet as Nashville’s rents keep rising, the city’s eviction numbers are falling—at least the figures the city tracks.

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After a recent spike in Nashville’s gun violence, Police Chief Steve Anderson and Health Director Bill Paul, appeared before the Metro Council Tuesday night. They discussed the numbers behind the shootings and how the city plans to combat them.  


A controversial proposal that would up city services and increase taxes for thousands of Nashville homes is finally advancing after months of deferral. But the plan is now a fraction of the size.  

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General Motors announced Tuesday it’s adding a third shift to the company’s Spring Hill plant, hiring 650 workers and increasing production.                


The city is hunting for a safe and permanent solution to the pedestrian scramble on Lower Broadway. This could mean replacing the ubiquitous barricades that stop people from crossing the street with more usable objects, like awnings, benches, planters and tables.

The properties in Nashville that are at risk of disappearing are bigger than ever. Local non-profit Historic Nashville Incorporated released its annual list of endangered buildings called “Nashville Nine,” on Sunday.  

This year’s list included the entire Cleveland Park neighborhood and Music Row, which preservationists say are at risk of being developed into oblivion.


Nashville’s real estate market may be more active than ever, but currently the city’s home sales are flat, according to new data from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.

The lackluster sales for the last few months might be tied more to low inventory than to reluctant buyers. According to realtors, the city’s residential inventory is down by seven percent from this time last year.

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The ride-hailing company Lyft announced Wednesday its new downtown office will employ 500 people by the end of the year, more than it originally projected.

But besides an economic boost, Nashville officials think Lyft’s presence could lead to improvements in the city’s limited public transit system.

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A nationwide survey ranks Nashville the most expensive city in the U.S. for lodging the month of October.


Franklin-based Nissan North America posted strong sales gains in September. That’s despite analysts predicting a slowdown of sales in the U.S. auto market.