Ann Coria Appointed Public Defender by Governor Lee

In a letter, dated today, October 15, 2019, Governor Bill Lee has appointed Ann Coria as the 7th Judicial District Public Defender. Coria has worked in the Public Defenders office under Tom Marshall, who has resigned/retired effective immediately, for the past 21 years. Governor Lee said the appointment was made under Tennessee Code Annotated 8-14-102. Coria becomes the public defender immediately. Coria is only the 2nd woman Public Defender in the 7th Judicial District, the first member of the GOP to hold that office. More to come on this announcement.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 9 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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