Tennessee Journalism Hall Of Fame

“Recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding skill in their Journalism field”

Bob Mueller

Aug 15, 2018 at 02:00 pm by Hooper

For outstanding service to broadcast journalism, BOB MUELLER is inducted into the 2018 class of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame.

Bob is the co-anchor of Channel 2 early evening news and host of the Sunday morning political program, "This Week with Bob Mueller."

He is a 10-time Emmy Award winner and has won the George Foster Peabody National Award, the National Telly Award three times and the National Communicator Award twice.

Bob has received awards from the Associated Press, United Press International and the radio-Television News Director's Association.

Bob began his broadcast career while in high school as a reporter and disc jockey, and later graduated from Southern Illinois University. He began his full-time professional career in Peoria, Illinois, and later moved to Chattanooga. He joined WKRN News 2 in 1980 as a field reporter covering political news.

Bob covered the first space shuttle launch in 1981 and was the first reporter to talk with President Jimmy Carter following the release of hostages in Iran.

He has conducted one-on-one interviews with Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Al Gore, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

In addition to his journalism work, Bob has worked with the Second Harvest Food Bank for 30 years and with the Boy Scouts of America for 17 years.

For 28 years Bob has hosted the Bob Mueller Multiple Sclerosis Celebrity Golf Challenge, which has raised more than $1-million to fight M.S. In addition to his own golf tournament, Bob has been instrumental in raising more than $5-million for junior golf and youth development programs across Tennessee through the Vince Gill Golf Tournament.

His continuing support for education has won him four Tennessee Education Association School Bell Awards.

Throughout his career Bob Mueller has distinguished himself by outstanding service to the profession of journalism, and has brought great honor to himself, his community and the State of Tennessee.

Sections: Members | 2018