Board of Directors

 

These are the current members of the Front Page Foundation Board of Directors.

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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. 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. 

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.

 
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Kay Brookshire, Vice President

Kay is a freelance writer and media consultant. Her articles have appeared in the Greater
Knoxville Business Journal, Knoxville News Sentinel, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and The Oak
Ridger, among other publications. She is coauthor of the book, The Heart of the Community,
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, 1943-2008. She was a reporter for the now-defunct
Cincinnati Post and a reporter and photographer for the Cincinnati Enquirer.


Besides the FPF board, Kay currently serves on the local advisory board of Prevent Child Abuse
Tennessee, the Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell Citizens Committee, and YWCA of the
Tennessee Valley Oak Ridge Committee. She is a past campaign co-chair for United Way of
Anderson County and past president of Altrusa International of Oak Ridge. She has served on the
boards of the Tennessee CASA Association, CASA of the Tennessee Heartland, and the
Museum of Appalachia.


Kay attended Stephens College and has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of
Kentucky. She enjoys quilting, cooking, herb gardening, and yoga.

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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.

 

David Haley Lauver

David Haley Lauver has more than 40 years of experience as a writer and communications manager in journalism, business, government, and education.  He is a long-time scriptwriting chair and performer in the Front Page Follies, the Foundation’s scholarship-fundraising roast of Tennessee newsmakers.

 

Currently a freelance writer and published songwriter, David has served as executive communications manager for the Tennessee Valley Authority; public relations director for the main campus of the University of Tennessee; and press and legislative assistant to former U.S. Senator Howard Baker.  While a student at UT Knoxville, he worked as a reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel and associate editor of the UT Daily Beacon.

 

David is a past president of the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; the Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America; and the Washington D.C.—Baltimore chapter of UT’s National Alumni Association.  He serves as education and public relations director for the Knoxville Songwriters Association.  He was selected as a Follies scholarship honoree in 2007 and a member of the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2014.

 

 

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

 
 

Anne McKinney, Board Member

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 CityViewMagazine 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.

 

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.

 

 
 

Marvyl Triscritti, Board Member

Marvyl Triscritti is the owner of Team Wedding, a full service wedding planning company she started in 2016. She previously worked for WBIR Channel 10 where she worked as a photographer, editor, and promotions producer. She also worked as a Social Media Manager and Digital Content Creator for various companies including Dolly Parton’s company, World Choice Investments, and Fee Hedrick Entertainment. 

Marvyl graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. During her time at UT she was a DJ for WUTK's "Smells Like 90s Rock" and the "Rock  Report".  She has won a "Best Film" award at the 2013 54 FilmFest and a Bronze Addy Award for a digital campaign video in 2014. Marvyl also serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for The Candoro Arts & Heritage Center where she also manages weddings and events. She is passionate about advocating for women's rights and supporting programs that fight for equality. 

Marvyl’s hobbies include traveling, dancing, and starting Pinterest craft projects she will undoubtedly never finish. She is a proud fur-mother to three cats and two dogs, and loves to Netflix binge with her husband.

Karol Harper, Board Member