Forrest Sanders - WSMV News 4

Forrest Sanders

Tennessee native Forrest Sanders is proud to be serving the area as reporter, videographer and editor at News 4 in Nashville.

Originally from Collierville, TN, Forrest's interest in broadcasting was sparked by his years competing with the Collierville High School Speech and Debate team. He decided he wanted to write, shoot and edit his own stories during that time after watching The Evil Dead (it's a long story).

After high school, Forrest majored in Mass Communications at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. There, he became involved in the school's student television station, MTTV. 

He started his career at WBKO in Bowling Green, KY. He's spent the past eight years at WSMV. During that time, Forrest has been the recipient of seven regional Emmy Awards and 14 first place Associated Press Awards for work he wrote, shot and edited. He's an active member and strong proponent of the National Press Photographers Association.

Forrest believes in visual, emotion-driven storytelling that emphasizes the uniqueness of the person and situation at the center of the story. 

He thanks the Kentucky News Photographers Association for arranging for the governor to officially bestow him the title of 'Kentucky colonel.' This designation has made him, yes, Colonel Sanders.

Forrest is also an avid movie buff. Just don't ask him about anything horror if you don't want a really, really long conversation.

If you have any story tips or you'd just like to talk movies, Forrest would love to hear from you at You can also follow him on Twitter at @WSMV_Forrest or on Facebook at Forrest Sanders WSMV.

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