Forrest Sanders

Forrest Sanders


NewsChannel 5 Reporter

Forrest Sanders is a solo video journalist at NewsChannel 5.

A native of Collierville, TN, Forrest is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and started his career at WBKO in Bowling Green, KY. He's covered the stories of Nashville since 2009. He’s the recipient of 30 Emmy Awards for work he wrote, shot and edited. He is an active member and strong proponent of the National Press Photographers Association. In 2018, he was runner-up for the national Ernie Crisp Photographer of the Year. He was named NPPA’s national Solo Video Journalist of the Year for both 2018 and 2020.

Forrest believes in visual, emotion-driven storytelling that emphasizes the uniqueness of the person and situation at the center of the story. A somewhat unconventional path to news, Forrest decided he wanted to write, shoot, and edit stories after watching 'The Evil Dead' in high school (it's a long story). He thanks the Kentucky News Photographers Association for arranging for the governor to officially bestow him the title of ‘Kentucky Colonel.’ This designation has made him, yes, Colonel Sanders.

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