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Holly McCall

Holly McCall

Holly McCall has been a fixture in Tennessee media and politics for decades. She covered city hall for papers in Columbus, Ohio and Joplin, Missouri before returning to Tennessee with the Nashville Business Journal. She has served as political analyst for WZTV Fox 17 and provided communications consulting for political campaigns at all levels, from city council to presidential. Holly brings a deep wealth of knowledge about Tennessee’s political processes and players and likes nothing better than getting into the weeds of how political deals are made

“Trans people are divine,” reads a sign at a Nashville event hosted by clergy on Feb. 6, 2023. (John Partipilo/Tennessee Lookout)

Federal court temporarily halts Tennessee ban on transgender care for minors

By: - June 29, 2023

In a partial victory for transgender Tennesseans, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday on portions of new law prohibiting trans minors from obtaining gender affirming care, ruling the law likely violates the First and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Judge Eli Richardson granted the injunction to the plaintiffs — among them, parents […]

COMMENTARY

A tale of two missing Memphis women

By: - September 13, 2022

I took last week off as a vacation with the intent of clearing my mind. I largely stayed off social media and limited my exposure to news, for even those of us in the news business need a ‘‘timeline cleanser,’’ to use a popular phrase. But no vacation caused me to miss the tragic events […]

COMMENTARY

Pandering to potential treason

By: - August 18, 2022

One week ago, the FBI carried out what we have since learned was a quiet, well-planned and professionally-executed search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home. The public likely would not even have known about the search had not Trump, an inveterate blabbermouth who finds it impossible to not call attention to himself, did what […]