Tennessean and USA TODAY Network appoint inaugural Taylor Swift reporter


Veteran journalist Bryan West emerged as the standout choice from a pool of hundreds of applicants in a nationwide quest to become The Tennessean and USA TODAY Network’s dedicated Taylor Swift reporter.

On Monday, West, 35, joins The Tennessean’s award-winning music team in a role for which he said he's been preparing for years. His foundation includes professional accomplishments as a two-time Emmy winning TV producer and a winner of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for investigative work, among other accolades.

He is also a passionate Swiftie and wears his fandom proudly.

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