Chris Cannon

Chris Cannon, Director of Communications
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Chris Cannon is the Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Cannon started working for the state of Tennessee in January 2016 after 20 years as a television news anchor and reporter.

Cannon started his TV news career in Binghamton, New York. Over the next two decades he made stops at TV stations in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Evansville, Indiana, before coming to NewsChannel 5 Nashville in 2004.

In Nashville, as part of his growth and development beat, Cannon covered the city’s unprecedented rise to its status as the nation’s “it city.” He also served as the station’s country music reporter for a decade, covering all aspects of the industry from emerging artists to awards shows.

At the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Cannon oversees the agency’s external and internal communications. This includes media relations, social media, website, and video production.

A native of New Jersey, Cannon graduated from the College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in communications.