While the worst of the weather hit neighboring Kentucky, a small town west of Nashville was among the hardest hit by Saturday morning’s severe storms and tornadoes in Middle Tennessee.
Andrea Tudhope, Executive Producer, This Is Nashville
Andrea Tudhope is the executive producer launching Nashville Public Radio’s first daily news show, This Is Nashville. To the role, she brings an ongoing commitment to practicing community-centered journalism and elevating lived experience as expertise. Andrea has been in public media for 7 years, most recently serving as senior coordinating producer for America Amplified, a CPB-funded community engagement initiative. As a member of the leadership team, she trained and coordinated the efforts of reporters and producers across 50+ stations, wrote and edited a community engagement playbook and launched a national talk show around the election. Prior to that she worked for Kansas City’s NPR station, KCUR, producing a daily show and reporting daily news and long-term investigative stories, including an award-winning series on gun violence, with a grant from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker Radio Hour, NPR, Here & Now, The Colorado Independent, The Colorado Springs Gazette and HuffPost. Though she’s from Kansas City, Missouri, Andrea has called many places home, including Colorado Springs, New York City and Dublin. You will probably see her wild blonde curly hair bouncing around on Nashville’s running trails.