Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press.
A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications.
Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, politics and general assignment beats.
He was won public service, investigative, deadline and project awards from the Tennessee Press Association, Common Cause of Tennessee, the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and Remove Intoxicated Drivers.
Andy grew up in Chattanooga. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Andy is a past chairman of the Tennessee Capitol Hill Press Corps and served as an acting director of the Regional Reporters Association while in Washington.
Contact Andy at 615-255-0550 or email@example.com
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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Board of Regents today unanimously approved William Seymour as the next president of Cleveland State Community College.
NASHVILLE — Two hundred and thirty-five thousands tons of salts: check.
NASHVILLE — State officials and area legislators think they're within striking distance of a deal to resume easy reissuing of driver's licenses following complaints about the Department of Safety closing its reinstatement center in Hamilton County.
NASHVILLE — Veteran Tennessee GOP political strategist Chip Saltsman is seeking a new gig as state House Republicans' 2014 campaign consultant, GOP sources tell the Times Free Press.
NASHVILLE - Veteran Tennessee GOP political strategist Chip Saltsman is seeking a new gig as state House Republicans' 2014 campaign consultant, GOP sources tell the Times Free Press.
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Education Association has named Carolyn Crowder, an experienced education leader, as the state's largest teacher group's new executive director.
NASHVILLE — Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Lowe Finney says he intends to file legislation banning state contractors like Jones Lang LaSalle from profiting in the future by their own recommendations to Tennessee government.
NASHVILLE -- Increased costs next year in TennCare, the state's Medicaid health program, threaten to gobble up to 60 percent of all new revenue in the state's upcoming 2015 budget, according to Gov. Bill Haslam and other officials.
NASHVILLE - A top TennCare official said today he doesn’t see see the state continuing with its Cover Tennessee program for an estimated 15,400 residents beyond Jan. 1 despite President Barack Obama’s offer last week to let people keep current health plans for a year if they wish.
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools officials say they're under financial siege from rapidly multiplying charter schools. And the state's three other large school districts -- including Hamilton County -- fear they're next.