Forrest Sanders - Clarksville Reporter/Photographer - WSMV Channel 4

Forrest Sanders

Tennessee native Forrest Sanders is a reporter, videographer and editor.

Originally from Collierville, Tenn., Forrest's interest in broadcasting was sparked by his years competing with Mickey Hutson's Collierville High School Speech and Debate team. 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 credits his most formative experience as a journalist as being a trip to Honduras, where he and MTSU professor Stephan Foust produced a short documentary titled "12 Days in Cane." The documentary showed the efforts of a group of MTSU students and faculty working to bring food, supplies and the arts to a third world community. 

After college, Forrest kicked off his career at Bowling Green's WBKO under news director Henry Chu. 

After spending a year working as a videographer under chief videographer Phil Dunaway at WSMV, Forrest is proud to bring you the latest in education, crime and local politics in Clarksville. 

In his free time, Forrest loves hanging out with his old friends from college, MTTV, WBKO and WSMV. He's also an avid movie buff, so feel free to strike up a conversation about film if you see him out on the street (especially if it concerns the horror genre). 

If you have any Clarksville story tips or you'd just like to talk movies, Forrest would love to hear from you at 

Forrest Sanders is the winner of a Midsouth Regional Emmy Award for Video Journalist, a Telly Award, a MarCom Award and ten first place Associated Press Awards for work he wrote, shot and edited.

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