John Seigenthaler

John Seigenthaler

Editor Emeritus
The Tennessean


  • Friend of the College


  • 1927-2014
  • Founder – Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University
  • Reporter, editor, publisher and chief executive, The Tennessean
  • Founding editorial director of USA TODAY
  • Administrative assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
  • Advisory board member of MTSU College of Mass Communication and School of Journalism, as well as American University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland.

Inducted: 2000 | Friend of the College