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Tenn. House of Reps remember life of Beloved WVLT Assistant News Director Nash Armstrong

The WVLT News team is devastated by the loss of Nash. He was an integral part of the newsroom, an outstanding journalist, and most importantly, a dear friend to all fortunate enough to know him.
Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 10:51 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2021 at 11:40 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee House of Representatives took a moment during its Wednesday meeting to remember the life of WVLT’s beloved Assistant News Director Nash Armstrong. Nash passed away early Sunday morning in a single-car crash.

Rep. Sam Mackenzie, who knew Nash personally asked his colleagues to join him for a moment of silence in remembrance of Nash.

“Over the weekend, the Knoxville community experienced a sudden and tragic loss of Nash Armstrong the assistant news director at WVLT News. He died in an accident at the age of 33. He was a native of Greenville, Tennessee, avid golfer, and proud University of Tennessee graduate and die-hard Vols fan. He was beloved by his co-workers and actually named ‘Employee of the Year’ at WVLT just this last year,” Mackenzie said.

He proceeded to ask the representatives to stand and join him to remember Nash’s life.

Today, the Tennessee House of Representatives paused for a moment of silence to honor the life of our friend Nash Armstrong. I still don’t quite know what to say about our loss - all I know is that it’s been a gut punch. But I do know he was deserving of this moment of recognition and a whole lot more. I’m incredibly grateful to Rep. Sam McKenzie for saying a few words on the House Floor about someone who meant a lot to us. Until we meet again, Frenchy. Je t’aime beaucoup.

Posted by Katharine Heriges on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The WVLT News team is devastated by the loss of Nash. He was an integral part of the newsroom, an outstanding journalist, and most importantly, a dear friend to all fortunate enough to know him.

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