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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A new bill by two Democrats would make Tennesseans to be the first in the nation to cast a ballot in a presidential contest in 2024.

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Early voting for the presidential primary starts Wednesday in Tennessee.

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Thirty-five major Tennessee companies are calling on the General Assembly to stop targeting LGBT people.


  Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday a $40.8 billion budget proposal which takes into consideration mental health support for Tennessee students.

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Democrats in the Tennessee General Assembly are calling on Gov. Bill Lee to increase the state’s spending on public schools.

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More details are coming out as Tennessee prepares to launch the Education Savings Account program in Shelby and Davidson counties.

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There’s a renewed, bipartisan effort to allow college athletes in Tennessee to get endorsement deals.

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The Tennessee Senate reconvened Tuesday and jumped into one of the most controversial issues left over from last year.

Members of the Tennessee congressional delegation have started to express their thoughts about the military situation in Iran.

When Andrea and Leslie Isham got married in December of last year, they had a pretty unique wedding.

"We literally went into the bar, we paid the cover charge," Leslie Isham says. "We walked through the doors and sat down and just waited for the show."

The "show" was a drag show, the backdrop to the couple's wedding at a gay nightclub in Clarksville, Tenn., alongside friends, drag queens, bartenders — and like-minded strangers.

"We didn't have to worry about protesters showing up, or people being like, 'We don't want that here,' " Andrea Isham says.