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Charles Maldonado

About Charles Maldonado

Biography

Charles is the only person under 30 still in print journalism, so he was relieved when Metro Pulse decided to modernize its Internerd thing. Before he came to Knoxville, Charles lived in New York for a couple minutes. Before that, he lived in Detroit. He is now residing in sunny Nashville.
Charles Maldonado

Position History

  • Staff Writer
    02/28/2008 - 09/11/2009

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Recent Work

  • Metro Pulse's Finest Film Blurbage Published 12/22/2009 at 3:23 p.m.

    Writing movie blurbs is a thankless task. But write them we must. For over a year, former staff writer and award-winning journalist Charles Maldonado was forced to do the deed every week. Madness ensued. Here are some favorites from 2009:

  • Tennessee’s “Guns in Bars” Law Shot Down Published 12/02/2009 at 9:29 a.m. 1 Comment

    Over the summer, Nashville restaurant owners Austin Ray and Randy Rayburn, along with nine unnamed restaurant employees and four unnamed carry-permit holders, filed a lawsuit in Davidson County Chancery Court seeking to have the law struck down. And on Nov. ...

  • Bill Haslam’s Primary Problem Published 11/18/2009 at 1:54 p.m. 4 Comments

    Knoxville loves its mayor, Bill Haslam. He’s served almost two entire terms, accomplishing much and staying popular during a recession that has dried up many same-sized cities. As a candidate for governor, he’s way ahead of the pack in fund-raising. ...

  • Metro Pulse City Council Election Guide: District 4 Published 09/05/2009 at 2:53 p.m.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 2 early voting began for this year’s City Council district primaries; 14 candidates are competing for the nominations in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Districts. Our Sept. 10 print edition features (edited) interviews with the ...

  • City Council Candidate Q&A: Nick Della Volpe, District 4 Published 09/05/2009 at 2:43 p.m.

    Nick Della Volpe, 61, is an attorney who is now in the process of “winding down” his practice, which has taken the better part of the year. He attended Villanova University for his undergraduate degree and received his law degree ...

  • City Council Candidate Q&A: Ray Abbas, District 4 Published 09/05/2009 at 2:31 p.m.

    Ray Abbas, 35, works as the employment coordinator for the Salvation Army. A Knoxville native, Abbas grew up in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood. He is a graduate of Fulton High School and the president of the Fulton Alumni Association. ...

  • Metro Pulse City Council Election Guide: District 1 Published 09/04/2009 at 2:25 p.m.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 2 early voting began for this year’s City Council district primaries; 14 candidates are competing for the nominations in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Districts. Our Sept. 10 print edition features (edited) interviews with the ...

  • City Council Candidate Q&A: Nick Pavlis, District 1 Published 09/04/2009 at 12:48 p.m.

    Nick Pavlis, 54, served as an at-large member of City Council from 1995-2003. He is now the director of government relations for Charter Communications in Tennessee and Louisiana. Prior to that, he worked for A&B Distributors, a local gourmet food ...

  • City Council Candidate Q&A: Robert Marlino, District 1 Published 09/04/2009 at 12:40 p.m.

    Robert Marlino, 47, works as a production manager for Smee+Busby Architects. A native of Oak Ridge, he has been living in Knoxville on and off since the 1970s, living in District 1 for the past four years. He came here ...

  • Metro Pulse City Council Election Guide: District 6 Published 09/03/2009 at 11:52 p.m.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 2 early voting began for this year’s City Council district primaries; 14 candidates are competing for the nominations in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th Districts. Our Sept. 10 print edition features (edited) interviews with the ...

  • Arm Yourself At All Times Published 04/30/2009 at 8:58 a.m.

    Tennessee’s unemployment rate is approaching 10 percent and continuing to climb, people are losing their homes in bigger numbers than ever, and cigarettes just went up to $5 per pack.

  • Best TV Personality: Robin Wilhoit (WBIR) Published 04/30/2009 at 2:11 a.m.

    Say something negative about Robin Wilhoit. Please. We. Defy. You. Just know that the loyal citizens of the WBIR signal range are obliged to kill and eat anyone who dares blaspheme the name of our beloved anchor. Robin is a ...

  • Best TV Station: WBIR Published 04/30/2009 at 2:08 a.m.

    Ed Rupp’s desk. There is no better visual representation of WBIR’s greatness than that. The zany morning traffic guy’s desk is cluttered to the point of overflowing with clever, eye-catching knick-knacks. It’s a collection that never seems to diminish, new ...

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