Forrest Sanders

Tennessee native Forrest Sanders is proud to be serving the area as reporter, videographer and editor at News4 in Nashville.

A somewhat...'unconventional' path to news, he decided he wanted to write, shoot and edit his own stories in high school after watching The Evil Dead (it's a long story). He's a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and started his career at WBKO in Bowling Green, KY. He's the recipient of 20 regional Emmy Awards and 18 first place Associated Press Awards for work he wrote, shot and edited. Forrest came in 2nd place for the national 2018 Ernie Crisp Photographer of the Year Award. In 2019, he was named Solo Video Journalist of the Year by 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.

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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