Tom Humphrey is dean of statehouse press corps

The legislature is back in session, and our man in Nashville, Tom Humphrey, is back in action.

News Sentinel Nashville correspondent Tom Humphrey

News Sentinel Nashville correspondent Tom Humphrey

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.