Tyler Whetstone has been the local government and politics reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel since September 2016. He exclusively covers the City of Knoxville, Knox County and the 2nd Congressional district. He previously covered West Tennessee politics, exclusively Jackson and Madison County, for the Jackson Sun. Tyler is from Murfreesboro and grew up and went to school in Middle Tennessee. He and his wife, Kristen in South Knoxville with their mutt, Jax, and are expecting in January.
Tyler will be participating in the panel discussion on Democracy and the Free Press at 1:00 on Friday, September 28 at the East Tennessee History Center.