Frank Murphy, President
Frank Murphy hosts the afternoon show on Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX. He joined WNOX in 2013 and has been on the radio in Knoxville since 2002. Frank is also one of the hosts for the 2017 season of East Tennessee PBS Scholars’ Bowl which airs weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
Frank has been a member of the comedy improv troupe Einstein Simplified since moving to Knoxville. The group performs Tuesday nights at Scruffy City Hall. In 2012 and 2013, Frank won the Host with the Most stand-up comedy contest to raise money for charity. He has been in the cast of several Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association productions including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. Since 2014, he has been a cast member in the annual Front Page Follies, a musical spoof of local news stories.
Frank was selected as the 2014 Knoxville recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. He is involved in the community as president of the Front Page Foundation, a volunteer for Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, and as past-president of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association. He serves as emcee of various events for Bone Zones, the group which facilitates public appearances for renowned forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass.
Frank is the 2014 Social Media inductee in the Friends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. He can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube as @FrankMurphyCom. Frank’s blog, which was active from 2005 to 2015, was voted one of “East Tennessee’s Best” by the readers of the Knoxville News Sentinel for four consecutive years and the “Best of Knoxville” by the readers of Metro Pulse.
Prior to moving to Tennessee, Frank worked at radio stations in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. He graduated from George Mason University, where he won the Senior of the Year award. Frank and his wife have two adult children, who live in the Washington, D.C. area.
Frank’s hobbies include traveling, swimming and reading. He became a KCBS Certified Barbeque Judge in 2013. Frank has visited all 50 states and hopes to take his wife to the three states she has not yet visited.
Fatima Hyder Treasurer
Fatima Hyder is a technical editor for an environmental services consulting company. She has 20 years of experience in communications, including copy editing at newspapers, writing and editing member communications pieces for a nonprofit organization, teaching college-level classes, and technical editing.
She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in human resources management from the University of Tennessee. She is also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Knoxville Metro Relay for Life.
Don Lindsey, Secretary
Don Lindsey retired in 2016 from AAA in Tennessee after more than 39 years conducting traffic safety, public affairs and public relations efforts. During those years, Don worked extensively with local news media and occasionally with state and national media. For his work at AAA, he has earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the Director’s Award from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.
Don’s first career was a ten-year run in radio broadcasting as DJ and news reporter at WSEV AM-FM in Sevierville and WBIR AM-FM in Knoxville.
He has served on numerous local, state, and national traffic safety committees, including the Tennessee Strategic Highway Safety Plan Steering Committee and the Tennessee Commissioner of Health’s Council on Injury Prevention. Don lives in Knoxville and continues to be active in traffic safety and other community service efforts.
Jean Ash, Board Member
Jean Ash worked 17 years as an anchor and reporter for WIVK Radio under the leadership of Dick Broadcasting, and was the founding “news” half when a sister station, NewsTalk99, began Knoxville’s first news-talk format in 1992. During those years she was named the AP Broadcasters Association Broadcaster of the Year and Knoxville YWCA Woman of the Year, and won many AP and ETSPJ awards. After leaving WIVK she worked in Beijing for China Central TV and China Radio International. She was the 2016 Front Page Follies honoree.
Jean holds a bachelor of arts degree in history with a minor in social studies education from Gettysburg (Pa.) College and did post-graduate studies in communications and Chinese language at the University of Tennessee. She has visited China more than 50 times and led tours of the country, some with an international travel company, others on her own. She has traveled to 16 other countries in Europe, Asia (North Korea) and Southeast Asia.
Jean is treasurer and past president of the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and was founding president of the Front Page Foundation.
Kay Brookshire, Board Member
Karol Harper, Board Member
Rachel Wedding McClelland, Board Member
Rachel is the director of student media at the University of Tennessee where she has worked since 2014. She also teaches journalism courses in UT’s College of Communication. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Rachel was director of student publications at Indiana State University, advising the student newspaper and yearbook.
Rachel is vice president of College Media Association, an organization that serves more than 7,000 members. She also serves on the boards of East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and the Clarence Brown Theater.
Before beginning her career in higher education, Rachel worked as a print news reporter for a variety of publications covering social issues, crime, city and county government and the arts. She also worked as a stringer covering election news for the Associated Press.
Aside from newswriting, Rachel is a playwright whose award-winning work has been performed at Chicago’s famed Second City.
Longtime Front Page Follies cast member Anne M. McKinney is the principal attorney of Anne M. McKinney, P.C., where she focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration and probate law. She recently was named the best lawyer in Knoxville in the area of Trusts and Estates by Best Lawyers in America, and has been a fixture on the Best Lawyers in America list (as well as similar “top attorney” lists by CityView Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine) for several years.
Along with her professional writing (countless seminars, the book Estate Planning in Tennessee and other projects in progress), Anne is a devoted songwriter and periodically shares her work on YouTube, where she posts as LadySingsTheNews.
Anne received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University and her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She lives in Knoxville with her wonderful son, Rand, and Sam the Siamese cat.
Marvyl Triscritti, Board Member
Georgiana Vines, Board Member
Georgiana Vines is retired associate editor of the News Sentinel, for which she still writes a weekly political column and occasional freelance stories. Her career at the News Sentinel began in 1968, and she has lived in Knoxville since then, except for 1996-97, when she was editor of the now-defunct El Paso Herald-Post in Texas.
She is a former SPJ national president and teaches at the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
Stacy Holley, Front Page Follies Manager
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