Amy Smotherman Burgess
Amy Smotherman-Burgess is a 1998 graduate of Western Kentucky University’s photojournalism program. She is returning for her 18th year of Mountain Workshop, as a volunteer with the IT team. After interning with the Troy Daily News in Ohio, she spent two years as a photojournalist at the South Bend Tribune in Indiana.
For the past fourteen years she has been on staff with the Knoxville News Sentinel in Tennessee. The job title has changed from photojournalist to multimedia journalist, producing still and video content for multiple platforms. Her work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Tennessee Press Association and Best of Scripps awards.