Bliss Zechman is a southern gal, who just bought her first pair of snow boots thanks to this job calling.
She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee in May 2017 with her B.S. in Journalism and Electronic Media. While cheering on the Vols, Bliss worked at several news outlets.
She interned at WATE-TV in Knoxville, WTVC-TV in Chattanooga and Global Access Partners in Sydney, Australia. She spent her senior year reporting “straight from the heart” at WBIR-TV in Knoxville as a Visual Storyteller. Bliss also served as the lead anchor on UT Today, The University of Tennessee’s locally ran broadcast.
This summer, she helped produce a documentary for Arizona State University’s investigative news program, News 21. She worked alongside Pulitzer-Prize winning Journalist Jaquie Petchel and Former Editor of The Washington Post, Len Downie, Jr. to produce a documentary on failing water quality standards throughout the U.S.
However, Bliss has always had a penchant for news. Her grandmother ran the local newspaper in her hometown of McMinnville, TN. From the time she could carry a pen and pad, she has contributed content for McMinnville’s Southern Standard.
When she’s off the clock, Bliss loves taking her three dogs Fezziwig, Pumpernickel and Huckleberry on long walks, swimming at local hot springs, and trying out Montana’s amazing micro-brew selections.