Meet the NMR Staff
Jimmy Hart, senior director
Jimmy is director of news and media relations at MTSU and joined the university in May 2012 after a career in daily journalism. The former executive editor of The Daily News Journal and DNJ.com in Murfreesboro is a native of Lexington, Tennessee, and a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He joined the DNJ Media Group in spring 2006 after serving for 11 years as a reporter and city editor for The Jackson Sun. He directed coverage of Rutherford and Cannon counties for all Gannett Tennessee publications, including The Tennessean, in his role as editor of the DNJ. In addition to his role as editor of the university’s news site, MTSUNews.com, Jimmy works with media, campus crisis communications, public safety and numerous colleges and departments on campus. Contact him at 615-898-5131 or Jimmy.Hart@mtsu.edu.
Stephanie Wagner, communications specialist
Stephanie produces content for the university’s news site, MTSUNews.com, and provides coverage for the College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and MTSU Police Department. A Toronto, Canada, native who has lived in Murfreesboro since 2014, Stephanie is an MTSU graduate alumna and joined the Office of News and Media Relations in September 2020. Contact her at 615-898-5588 or Stephanie.Wagner@mtsu.edu.
Gina E. Fann, communications specialist
An alumna of MTSU’s School of Journalism, Gina covered education, courts, government, the military, transportation and technology as a writer and editor for Tennessee media for nearly two decades before moving into higher education and legal publishing. She joined the Office of News and Media Relations in 2004 and edited The Record, the university’s award-winning official publication, until its retirement in June 2011. She now produces content for the university’s news website, MTSUNews.com, and external media through her coverage of the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Media and Entertainment. Contact her at 615-898-5385 or Gina.Fann@mtsu.edu.
Randy Weiler, communications specialist
Randy is a staff writer and news liaison for the Office of News and Media Relations. He produces content for the university’s news website, MTSUNews.com, and external media through his coverage of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, and the University Honors College, as well as the Division of Student Affairs, Office of Alumni Relations, Information Technology Division, various chairs of excellence and campus centers. A veteran writer and editor, Weiler has served as an NMR staff member since November 2000. Contact him at 615-898-5616 or Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu.
(OPEN), communications specialist
Coverage areas for this position include the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, the James E. Walker Library, international education, campus centers, and women’s issues.
The Office of News and Media Relations is located in the Tom H. Jackson Building, 628 Alma Mater Drive, on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Our main office line is 615-898-2919.
Our central email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mailing address is:
MTSU News and Media Relations
Campus Mail Box 72, 1301 E. Main St.
Tom Jackson Building
Murfreesboro, Tenn. 37132.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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