Luther Masingill, Bob Johnson among 6 named to Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

Luther Masingill, Bob Johnson among 6 named to Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

August 12th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Luther Masingill, 90, sits in his recording studio between his microphone and his typewriter, which he uses to type up manuscripts at WDEF.

Luther Masingill, 90, sits in his recording studio...

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Six journalists have been named to the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame at Middle Tennessee State University.

They are:

Joe Birch, veteran anchor with WMC in Memphis; Bob Johnson, retired news anchor of WTVC in Chattanooga; Alex Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, National Public Radio host and lecturer; Luther Masingill, veteran broadcaster at WDEF radio and television in Chattanooga; Otis Sanford, veteran editor with The Commercial Appeal in Memphis; and Sam Venable, columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame is housed inside the John Bragg Mass Communication Building.