News You Can Use

tennbeat is an online news outlet based in Nashville, Tennessee. Here you will find “news you can use” to make informed decisions and opinions on business, government and everything in between.

You’ll notice there is no paywall for tennbeat because information should be free.

❓Who is behind tennbeat?

Some people call her Kathryn others call her the “headline hunter” because if there is a story, she’ll break it. She has broken stories on everything from meth fueled attack squirrels to new Amtrak lines.

Rickmeyer got her start in the news industry as a television news producer for an NBC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama. After moving to Nashville, she quickly made a name for herself as a reporter for the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene. Her articles have been cited in The Guardian, NBC, CoinDesk and other national and international news outlets.

💡Have a story idea?

To submit a story idea email: kathrynrickmeyer@gmail.com Or call (256)-763-1222

🐶 Behind the beagle (our logo):

Meet Polly the news hound. She hunts down headlines and sniffs out stories others can’t. She has a nose that knows. 

Polly isn’t imaginary. She is real. She has a big heart and an even bigger personality. radiates resilience. 

Two years ago, I was broken. I almost gave up writing. Polly’s owner insisted I didn’t. They believed in me. They believed in my writing.

🎥 See video of Polly persistence below

Like Polly, I’ve persisted. We’re tough bitches 🐶 who don’t take no for an answer — whether we’re on the porch on the record. 

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tennbeat is an online news outlet based in Nashville, Tennessee. Here you will find “news you can use” to make informed decisions and opinions on business, government and everything in between.

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Kathryn Rickmeyer

Nashville-based journalist covering technology, real estate and politics in Tennessee