Front Page Follies, a night of music and skits poking fun at news — and local newsmakers! — is the signature event and main fundraiser for the East Tennessee Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Our annual roast features a cast of journalists, community members and a sprinkling of cameo appearances who poke fun at newsmakers and events that amused us during the previous year.
This year’s event will take place Saturday, July 19 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Click here to reserve your tickets today!
Each year, we take this opportunity to honor an individual with notable achievements in the field of journalism. Our 2014 honoree is Robin Wilhoit, news anchor for Knoxville’s WBIR-TV.
Past honorees range from local newspaper editors and publishers to radio personalities and photographers. We are always open to suggestions for our honorees. If you would like to nominate someone, please click here.
All proceeds from ticket sales fund scholarships for journalism students at the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Community College.
We also feature an auction at the event, which helps raise money for our chapter to host professional development programs and events throughout the year.