Scottie Nell Hughes currently serves as the News Director for the Tea Party News Network, which was recently launched in November. Her stories include on the street interview packages to entertaining yet revealing interviews with some of the most notorious names in both politics and Hollywood. Scottie Nell’s interviews have been linked on top sites like Drudge Report, Breitbart, The Blaze, World Net Daily, The Daily Caller with several stories going viral. Scottie Nell has also appeared numerous times on The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Fox and Friends, America’s Newsroom, The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, Your World with Neil Cavuto, America Live with Megyn Kelly, Varney & Co, Lou Dobbs, FBN Markets Now, Justice with Judge Jeanine, Cavuto on Business, CNN’s Piers Morgan, CNN’s Don Lemon, CBS This Morning, Current TV, Rasmussen Reports, Canadian Broadcasting Company, and the BBC.
Scottie also serves as a columnist for Townhall.com, TownhallFinance.com, ChristianPost.com and a contributor to Patriot.TV and PatriotUpdate.com and is a former Poltichick. Most recently, Scottie Nell was named by Right Wing News to their annual Top 20 Hottest Conservative Women in the New Media for 2013 and won the 2012 Blog Video of the Year by the National Bloggers Club at this years CPAC.
Prior to stepping in front of the camera just over a year ago, Scottie Nell Hughes, established her conservative foundation in the talk radio media. Having started at the very beginning as the executive producer of the Steve Gill Show in Nashville, TN, Scottie Nell used her early years in radio to learn every element of a successful talk radio program. She eventually accepted roles with several nationally syndicated talk shows like the Rusty Humphries Show, The Michael Berry Show, The Mark Skoda Show and many others.
She has been apart of numerous broadcasts from the Republican and Democrat National Conventions (for which she was awarded a Nashville Air Award in 2005), various national primaries, as well as the White House and the Pentagon and she was assigned to the White House Press Corps for Inauguration 2005. She also was in the first group of radio talk show hosts sent by the Department of Defense to travel to the frontlines of Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Kuwait as well as the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a broadcast communications/ political science degree, Scottie Nell realized her calling for a life in political journalism at the young age of 12 with her first reporting job as a Kids to Kids Reporter for WKRN-ABC Nashville. She went on to win the top High School Broadcaster Award for the state of Tennessee and the Broadcaster of the year for her college class 3 years in a row.
An active member in her community, Scottie Nell was named Citizen of the Year for the City of Hendersonville, TN in 2011 as well as Member of the Year for the GFWC Woman’s Club. Scottie Nell is married to Chris Hughes, a homebuilder and Sumner County Commissioner and has two young children Houston (5 years) and Alexandria Lynn (4 years).