This press release from WKRN-Channel 2 just hit our inbox a few minutes ago...
(Nashville - July 21, 2006) News 2 WKRN today announced that The Tennessean
as celebrity columnist, Brad Schmitt, will join WKRN as its on-air entertainment & celebrity reporter. Schmitt will debut on WKRN in mid-August and will continue his focus on local celebrity news and entertainment happenings.
aLetas face it, the first thing you do when you get your paper in the morning is go to page 3A to read what Brad has in his column,a said Mike Sechrist, President and General Manager of WKRN. aHe has become a Nashville icon and we welcome the opportunity to feature him in our broadcasts and, just as importantly, our online efforts. As a bonus, I'm hoping he'll pay a little more attention to getting my quotes right.a
aLooks like News 2 isnat afraid to try bold new creative approaches, so thatas right where I want to be. Together, weare going to have a blast. Besides, now I finally have an excuse to wear makeup,a said Schmitt. aThe Tennessean
has been a great place to call home for the past 16 years and Iam so thankful for all the support I received, both profession and personal. Now, Iam ready for a new adventure.a
Schmitt is arguably one of the most connected media personalities in Nashville and has been writing his column, aBrad About Youa for 11 years. His inside scoops have become a must read for many Nashvillians and his column is one of the most talked about in The Tennessean
aNashville is Music City and Brad is the man who has his finger on the entertainment pulse of the town,a said Steve Sabato, WKRN Director of News and Local Programming. aHis addition to News 2 is part of our strategy to build a team that combines trusted well- known personalities with more stories in more places covered by the market's only staff of Video Journalists. Brad will also add another unique voice to our growing internet and new media effort.a