Amy Smotherman Burgess is a 1998 graduate of Western Kentucky University’s photojournalism program. After nearly two decades in the journalism industry between the Troy Daily News in Ohio, South Bend Tribune in Indiana and the Knoxville News Sentinel in Tennessee, she ventured into the non-profit world for a position with Zoo Knoxville early in 2017.

The job title has changed from photojournalist to multimedia journalist, and now to public relations and multimedia manager. The heart remains the same, finding new and interesting ways to tell stories.