Meet Team Hughes
Scottie Nell Hughes is a respected journalist, author and political strategist. With her unique brand of fearless, unapologetic opinion, Hughes supports and promotes conservative initiatives and values with buzz-worthy appearances on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC and other media outlets around the world. Most recently, Hughes served as an exclusive Contributor for CNN during the network’s highly-rated 2016 election coverage. Hughes’ early, vocal and unwavering support for Donald Trump played a key role in his presidential victory over Hillary Clinton.
Hughes launched her television career with frequent must-see appearances on CNN’s top-rated Piers Morgan Tonight. She parlayed that early success into nightly guest Contributor hits on Fox Business Network, which opened the door to appearances on CBS News and numerous political and business shows including CNN’s New Day with Chris Cuomo, Fox & Friends, Anderson Cooper’s AC360, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and Varney & Co, just to name a few.
Prior to stepping in front of the camera just over a year ago, Scottie Nell Hughes, established her conservative foundation in the talk radio media. Having started at the very beginning as the executive producer of the Steve Gill Show in Nashville, TN, Scottie Nell used her early years in radio to learn every element of a successful talk radio program. She eventually accepted roles with several nationally syndicated talk shows like the Rusty Humphries Show, The Michael Berry Show, The Mark Skoda Show and many others.
Over the years, Hughes’ insightful, focused and sometimes controversial appearances at the Republican and Democrat national conventions earned widespread recognition, including the Nashville Air Award in 2005. The Department of Defense selected Hughes to be in the first group of journalists to report from the frontlines of Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq, Kuwait and the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Roar: The New Conservative Woman Speaks Out established Hughes as a best-selling author when it reached #1 on Amazon’s female political book list. Hughes has been profiled in Glamour, GQ, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, New York Magazine, Radar Online, The Daily Mail and a Saturday Night Live satirical sketch went viral.
Formerly the News Director of the Tea Party News Network, which she launched in 2012, Hughes is also a former Politichick, adjunct faculty member of the Leadership Institute, Political Editor for RightAlerts.com, the Host of E-Alerts Daily News Briefs, and a columnist for Western Journalism.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Tennessee with a major in broadcast communications and a minor in political science, Hughes has lived in Hendersonville, TN for the last 13years and is the proud mother of two (Chicken and Biscuit) and the dedicated wife of TNGOP Executive Committee Member Chris Hughes. Named, Hendersonville Citizen of the Year in 2010 following the devastating floods, Hughes has also been on the Beautiful Hendersonville Board of Directors, a member of the Hendersonville Women’s Club, Hendersonville Young Republicans and a graduate of Leadership Sumner.
Hughes is also working on her Masters of Public Administration from Liberty University.