Sergio Martínez-Beltrán

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán is Nashville Public Radio’s political reporter. Prior to moving to Nashville, Sergio covered education for the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden, Utah. He is a Puerto Rico native and his work has also appeared on NPR station WKAR, San Antonio Express-News, Inter News Service, GFR Media and WMIZ 1270 AM.   

In his free time (once in a blue moon), Sergio can be found playing volleyball or in Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the coolest uncle (feel free to fact-check) to Olivia and Jimena. 

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Before the pandemic started, it was clear that Tennesseans were divided politically.

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State Rep. David Byrd, R-Waynesboro, announced on Facebook he might go on a ventilator if his oxygen levels do not improve.

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Two top leaders of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services who resigned last month were accused of misconduct, records obtained Monday by WPLN News show.

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For Memphis Democratic Rep. Torrey Harris, it was seeing someone like him that inspired him to get into politics. He was teenager in Arkansas, when something first clicked with him.

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Tennessee’s health chief said Tuesday that the state is expecting to receive its first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine around Dec. 15.

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Two days after saying “no” to sharing information on school outbreaks, Gov. Bill Lee now says there could be a change.

Lee told reporters Thursday the state is in conversations with the federal government to figure out what Tennessee can report.

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Nashville SC and Tennessee Titans fans wanting to see their teams play in person might have to wait until at least October for it to happen.

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Not only will Tennessee now track the cases of COVID-19 in schools across the state, but it is expected to make the information public.

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Gov. Bill Lee has asked the Tennessee General Assembly to meet in a special session next week to pass some COVID-19 related bills that previously failed during the regular session.

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