Harriet Wallace is one of Nashville’s leading journalists and is happy to call Fox 17 her new news home.
She’s a native of Nashville, TN and a graduate of Hunters Lane High School – but she won’t tell you which year she graduated.
She has more than 13 years in the business under her belt and is the lead host of the popular Pumps & Politics talk show which she started three years ago. She has also been at the forefront of many of the country’s biggest headlines and was the only news reporter from Northwest Arkansas to be embedded with the Red Cross during Hurricane Katrina. She also provided network news coverage for Hurricane Rita. Not one to miss the big story, she covered other big news events such as the Virginia Tech mass shooting and the Mary Winkler trial.
When she’s not in the newsroom covering the big stories, you can find her in the community. She is co-founder of the North Nashville Flood Relief Group that helped more than 500 residents recover from the historic 2010 flood. She’s received numerous community awards and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Links, Inc and is a former two-term president of the Nashville chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
When she’s not practicing journalism, she’s teaching it. She’s taught multimedia journalism, convergence journalism and public speaking at Tennessee State University and Volunteer State Community College. Harriet was nominated twice as Adjunct Teacher of the Year and was named Journalism Educator of the Year by the Southeastern Journalism Conference.
Harriet received her undergraduate degree from Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism, her Master’s from Austin Peay State University and is currently a candidate for her PhD in the area of journalism.
She is HAPPILY married to her honey bear Scott Wallace who is also married to sports. Together, they have helped send nearly 20 students to college on sports scholarships.
If you have a news story, Harriet would love to hear from you! Give her a call at 615-979-5380 or shoot her an email at HWallace@sbgtv.com Be sure to find her on social media Facebook and Twitter at @HarrietVWallace.