Another edgy hire for NBCLocal, with Steve Bryant, who is editor of New York's Thrillist.  He is heading to Chicago as managing editor of the Windy City's NBCLocal.

NBC has been creating super regional portals in 10 markets.  Earlier this year, NBC hired Owen Thomas of Valleywag fame as editor of the Bay Area NBC Local.

We have known Steve for a a few years now.  We have followed him as a writer for the Hollywood Reports, Ziff Davis publications, and as one of key editors at the fast growing Thrillist, a regional guide to fun stuff to do.

I interviewed Steve two years ago and have republished the interview today. The topics are a bit dated, but it's a good chat.

Steve's a great guy and a terrific catch for NBC.

Andy Plesser, Managing Editor