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Amy Smotherman Burgess

Title: Staff Photographer
Contact: 865-342-6361 | Send Amy an email

About Amy Smotherman Burgess


Amy Smotherman Burgess began her career as a photojournalist in 1998 after receiving her degree in Photojournalism from Western Kentucky University. After spending two years at the South Bend Tribune in Indiana, she moved south to take a position with the Knoxville News Sentinel. Amy is married to sports writer Mark Burgess and they live in Maryville with their children Brandon, Katie, and Avery.
Amy Smotherman Burgess

Position History

  • Staff Photographer
    06/01/2000 - current

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Recent Work

  • Photos of the year 2013: Amy Smotherman Burgess Published 12/24/2013 at 9:47 a.m.

    Peyton and Pat top staff photographer Amy Smotherman Burgess' photos of the year 2013.

  • Seniors thankful for time with HABIT animals Published 11/26/2013 at 5 p.m.

    When he walks into the room, all the ladies smile and call his name. Gus, a 3-year-old boxer, and his owner Virgina Johnson make their weekly visit to the Wellspring Senior Living facility as part of the Human Animal Bond ...

  • Body of Evidence: Videos on UT's mass grave project Published 04/14/2013 at 4 a.m.

    Higher-education reporter Megan Boehnke and photographer Amy Smotherman Burgess spent five months reporting this story on the University of Tennessee’s groundbreaking mass graves research project.

  • Law enforcement officials take to woods for training Published 08/25/2010 at midnight

    A butterfly lands on Knoxville Police Department SWAT officer John Sutton's rifle and gunshots break the silence at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge.

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