- Professor Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, since 1995, director, Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in first amendment studies, since 2006.
Author (reporter): Nashville Scene Newsweekly (Association of America Newsweeklies Feature Writing award, 1998), Nashville Banner (Associated Press Deadline Reporting award, 1989). Correspondent People Magazine, New York, 1997—2006. Contributing editor: American Profile Magazine, 2005-2006.
Editor-in-chief CMT Magazine, Nashville, 2006.
Born April 18, 1966