The legislature is back in session, and our man in Nashville, Tom Humphrey, is back in action.
Tom is the dean of the capitol press corp. A Tennessee native from Columbia, he got into journalism after a stint in the Army and started covering state government in 1980 while working for United Press International. He joined the News Sentinel in 1984.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and he also spent years attending the YMCA Night Law School, now known as the Nashville School of Law. He became a licensed attorney but stuck with journalism as a career.
He’s a father of five, too, and grandfather of eight, with a ninth on the way.
In addition to writing for the News Sentinel and Knoxnews.com, Humphrey maintains a blog called Humphrey on the Hill, which he updates several times a day with all the latest tidbits on state government and politics.