Gary Pickens

Professional Experience: -More than 30 years of experience in radio, television and public relations News Philosophy: -Get the story first, but make sure your facts are right before you open your mouth. Education: -South Side High School-voted most talented senior class Chadwick University, Birmingham, AL-B.S. Business Admin. Meteorology courses- Miss. State Univ. Place of Birth: -Jackson, Tenn. Hobbies/Interest: -Golf, Hockey, Flying Community Involvement: -Volunteer Pilot for Civil Air Patrol Family: -Wife, Paula…2 kids…Andrew and Anna Pets: -My cat, Pete Favorite Books and Movies: -Anything written by Steven Ambrose, Patton, 12 O’clock High, The Longest Day, It’s a Wonderful Life, Holiday Inn Likes Best About TN: -The weather Most Interesting Assignment: -3 Part series on a local boy at the Naval Academy Favorite Quote: “To survive in the 21st century, we as leaders must live by Rule 13 and Rule 14…Rule 13 says, ‘Always do what is right,’ and Rule 14 says, ‘When placed in charge, Take command.’ – General H. Norman Schwarzkopf