Williamson Herald multimedia reporter Charles Pulliam has been honored with an A.F. Bridges Award as “Contributor of the Year” in Athletic District 6 of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.
“It’s just awesome, and I’m incredibly humbled by it,” Pulliam said about the honor. “Covering high school sports has always been a passion of mine, and awards like the A.F. Bridges Awards have always been something I’ve enjoyed covering. They bring attention to those dedicated to high school athletics.
“Again, I’m just blown away.”
Pulliam, a native of Alaska, where he still calls state tournament basketball with his father, Karl, each year, came to the Herald in August of 2014 after stints in the Midwest with the Associated Press and other media outlets, both there and locally. His work as a writer, photographer and videographer defies a single title and has made the Herald’s coverage of local sports the leader in Williamson County.
“Being involved with the schools in Williamson County and living in the Middle Tennessee area makes work fun every day," he said. "I have really loved to begin following the many great successes of these kids that I first watched at Franklin or Brentwood or any of the other schools I’ve worked with. It’s just awesome to see their successes carry over into the next stages of their lives.
“I’ve had a blast following along. I hope to keep it going.”
Coaches and administrators in Athletic District 6, which includes Williamson, Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Perry, and Wayne counties, may nominate individuals in seven categories, including School System Administrator, Principal, Athletic Director, Female Coach, Male Coach and Contributor.
Pulliam, who lives in Nashville with his wife, Carrie, an elementary teacher, will receive his award at the district’s annual awards dinner on Nov. 7.