Richard Locker

Nashville Bureau Chief, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis

Richard Locker has worked in The Commercial Appeal's Nashville bureau since 1983, covering Tennessee government, politics and general news, after a year in the newspaper's Memphis headquarters.  He previously worked for daily newspapers in Knoxville and Nashville. A Fayetteville, Tenn., native and University of Tennessee graduate, he has worked in The Commercial Appeal's Nashville bureau since 1983, covering Tennessee government, politics and general news. He has covered the administrations of five governors, 30 years of the state legislature, political scandals, prison riots, floods, tornadoes and droughts. Locker is a native of Fayetteville, Tenn. -- home of the poolroom slawburger -- and a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

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