Andy Sher (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 615-255-0550
E-mail: asher@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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 asher@timesfreepress.com

Bredesen goes all out in Senate race with Blackburn

Published Jun. 21 2018

Over a lunch of hamburgers and tea in a sweltering, rural Bedford County barn on this family beef-cattle farm, Democratic...

Major shake-up as Gerald McCormick drops re-election bid

Published Jun. 18 2018

State Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, says he won't seek re-election to the House District 26 seat he's held for nearly...

Bredesen predicts Tennessee Democrats' 'dry spell' will end in 2018 elections

Published Jun. 16 2018

Former Tennessee governor and U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen told cheering state party members Saturday night that while Democrats...

Tennessee elections chief says review shows McCormick meets residency requirements

Published Jun. 13 2018

Tennessee Election Coordinator Mark Goins says he's determined that state Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, whose legal residency in Hamilton County...

Political Notebook: Bredesen campaign returns fire over Blackburn attack; Corker tells fellow Republicans 'I call them like I see them'

Published Jun. 10 2018

Former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen's U.S. Senate campaign is pushing back against attacks launched Friday by Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha...

State GOP blasts Bredesen at Statesmen's Dinner fundraiser

Published Jun. 9 2018

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise told state Republicans Friday night that while he remains "confident" the GOP will retain...

Corker files amendment limiting Trump's tariff power

Published Jun. 7 2018

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday filed his proposal to require congressional approval for President Donald Trump's tariffs in the...

Corker defies Trump, pushes bill to limit president's power to impose tariffs

Published Jun. 6 2018

Despite a personal call from President Donald Trump urging he not do so, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., along with...

Bredesen calls Trump tariffs 'just like a new tax on Tennesseans'

Published Jun. 6 2018

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Phil Bredesen on Wednesday called the effect of President Donald Trump's tariffs and the potential of...

Trump asks Corker to drop effort challenging tariffs; Corker says no

Published Jun. 6 2018

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said an "obviously not pleased" President Donald Trump called him today to ask he not proceed...

National Republican Senatorial Committee launches YouTube video attack on Bredesen

Published Jun. 5 2018

President Donald Trump's criticisms of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen during his recent rally in Nashville is generating yet...

Dean out with new TV spot: 'Different sort'

Published Jun. 5 2018

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean's campaign has launched a second television ad as part of an ongoing statewide media buy.


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Sen. Bob Corker working on bill requiring congressional approval on tariffs

Published Jun. 4 2018

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says he and others are "crafting" legislation requiring congressional authority over levying tariffs in response...

With eye on open state House speaker post, Casada aids Republican candidates in GOP primaries

Published Jun. 3 2018

In his effort to boost fellow Republicans while weighing a bid to become Tennessee's next state House speaker, Republican...

Corker on looming Trump trade tariffs: 'An abuse of authority'

Published May. 31 2018

Republican U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker on Thursday sharply criticized President Donald Trump's plan to impose new steel...

New Super PAC launches radio ads touting Lee as 'conservative outsider' in Tennessee GOP gubernatorial primary

Published May. 31 2018

A new Super PAC supporting Tennessee Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee says it began airing radio ads today touting the...

Haslam on issues involving finalists for TBI director post: 'None of us has a perfect background'

Published May. 28 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam says he understands various issues have been raised about all three nominees he is considering to head...

Blackburn, Bredesen both worried about potential new tariffs on auto, parts imports in Tennessee

Published May. 26 2018

President Donald Trump's eyeing of new tariffs for imported vehicles and auto parts is rolling into Tennessee's U.S. Senate race,...

Trump's possible tariffs on auto imports draws concerns from Haslam

Published May. 25 2018

Add Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to the list of elected Republican officials alarmed by President Donald Trump's plans to look...

Conservative group launching ads praising Blackburn 'no' vote on federal spending bill

Published May. 24 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is among 13 GOP Congress members winning praise in a new national ad campaign funded...