Tennessee native Forrest Sanders is proud to be serving the area as reporter, videographer and editor at WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville.
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 stories that matter most to the area.
In his free time, Forrest loves hanging out with his 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.
If you have any story tips or you'd just like to talk movies, Forrest would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow him on Twitter at @WSMV_Forrest or on Facebook at Forrest Sanders WSMV.
Forrest Sanders is a two-time winner of the Midsouth Regional Emmy Award for Video Journalist and the winner of eleven first place Associated Press Awards for work he wrote, shot and edited.