Washington Correspondent, Knoxville News Sentinel and Scripps Howard News Service
The Knoxville News Sentinel's Washington correspondent also writes for Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, where he has been based since 2001. Before that, he was a reporter for The Cincinnati Post and spent five years in Frankfort, Ky., as the state capital bureau chief for The Kentucky Post. He also served as night city editor and editorial writer. A native of Whitesburg, Ky., Collins earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University, where he was editor of the award-winning student newspaper, the College Heights Herald.