The Foundation Supports Local Students and Journalists

The Front Page Foundation is a non-profit corporation chartered in 2015 to raise funds benefiting journalism in all news media – print, electronic, and digital – through scholarships, professional development activities, and educational programs for the public on vital issues in journalism.

Chartered with the support of the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists, the Front Page Foundation partners with ETSPJ in supporting programs that educate the providers and consumers of news, encouraging professional excellence and public understanding of the role of the press.

The Foundation considers journalism ethics, diversity, freedom of information, open records and meetings, and government transparency to be essential for a functioning and thriving democracy. A free press and well-informed public are vital to democracy.

Our Board

Don Lindsey

Don Lindsey

President

Don Lindsey is retired after 39 years as Knoxville AAA public affairs director. He is active in traffic safety education, fall prevention efforts, drug abuse prevention, and other community service activities.

David Winstrom

Vice President

David Winstrom is the Managing Executive Producer at WVLT-TV CBS in Knoxville. He’s been in the broadcast journalism field for more than 40 years. He’s been a manager in various news operations for 30 of those years.

Kay Brookshire

Kay Brookshire

Secretary

Kay Brookshire is a freelance writer and media consultant. She is a former reporter for the Cincinnati Post and the Kentucky bureau of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Joe Creed

Treasurer

Joe Creed, the Assistant News Director for WATE-TV, had plans to be a radio DJ after college, but swerved into TV news. He has been at the station for 29 years, starting as a photographer and working on the assignment desk and as Assignment Manager before taking on his current position.

Annie Carr

Board Member

Annie Carr is an Executive Producer at WBIR. She’s also a lecturer for the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media and a UT alumna.

Fatima Hyder

Board Member

Fatima Hyder is a technical editor for Aerostar SES LLC, an Oak Ridge environmental consulting and construction-management company. She is a previous recipient of the ETSPJ scholarship, now given by the Front Page Foundation.

Katie Inman

Katie Inman

Board Member

Katie Inman is an anchor and reporter at WBIR. She loves reporting at the station she grew up watching. Katie earned her multimedia journalism degree at Middle Tennessee State University.

Melanie Station

Melanie Staten

Board Member

Melanie Staten spent years in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill, at the White House as deputy assistant press secretary and at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She was a reporter at WBAL-Baltimore and for the Manassas, Virginia, Old Bridge Observer. She was manager and a performer in the Front Page Follies.

Georgiana Vines

Board Member Emeritus

Georgiana Vines is a longtime Knoxville News Sentinel political writer. She has worked as a reporter, feature writer and editor with various newspapers during her 50-year career in journalism.

Alan Williams

Board Member

Alan Williams has been a radio and television news/sports anchor in the Knoxville market more than 40 years. He was a 2017 Front Page Follies honoree.

Bob Yarbrough

Bob Yarbrough

Board Member

Bob Yarbrough has worked more than three decades in broadcast journalism, co-anchoring the WVLT-TV morning news for most of his 22 years there. He gave up his early morning alarm clock and moved to NewsTalk 98.7, WOKI-FM, where he is Program Director and a midday talk show host.

How to help

Support the Front Page Foundation by making a donation.