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Commentary: Pulliam’s recognition for sports coverage is well deserved

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Charles Pulliam (left) accepts his award from the TSSAA.

Charles Pulliam, our multimedia sports reporter, was recently honored for his work, earning the A.F. Bridges award for contributor of the year in District 6 of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

Pulliam, who has been with the Herald since August of 2014, has made quite a name for himself locally with his multilayered sports reporting. Student athletes in Williamson County certainly know who Pulliam is. In fact, BGA included him in several team photos after winning recent state championships, even chanting his name when he entered the arena.

During the recent state tournament, members of Brentwood High’s girls soccer team were delighted to see Pulliam on the sidelines with his camera because they know he is the best reporter in the area.

Pulliam brought sports videos to the Herald in 2014. Since then, he has produced hundreds of videos that highlight local student athletes. His recent videos from the volleyball and soccer state tournaments are classics.

Every Saturday morning, you can find his Friday Night Lights highlights during football and basketball season. Nobody covers the local teams like Pulliam and our sports team, and it’s nice for him to be recognized for his work.

Pulliam is not only a talented videographer but he’s also an expert with his camera. He takes thousands of photographs every week, traveling from one end of the county to the other.

He makes a conscious effort to give every school fair coverage and is always fair and balanced. His push to bring female athletes more exposure resulted in our sponsor adding a weekly female athlete award.

Coaches, athletic directors and players respect Pulliam for the hard work and dedication he puts in each and every week. Recently, with the volleyball and soccer state tournaments and high school football going on, Pulliam rarely slept. Instead, he stayed up late to edit stories, photos and video to make critical deadlines.

In this line of work, there are not many accolades. And, believe me, Pulliam does not do this for the money. He does it for the love of covering high school athletes. So, this award is very well deserved.

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