Exum, Woody elected to the TSWA Hall of Fame

December 28th, 2013

Roy Exum of Chattanooga and Larry Woody of Nashville have been elected to the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame.

Exum wrote for the Chattanooga News-Free Press for nearly 30 years. Woody covered a variety of beats for the Tennesseanfor 37 years.

They will be enshrinedon July 10 at the TSWA’s annual awards banquet at Cumberland University in Lebanon.

John Adams of the News Sentinel, who was elected in the 2013 class but could not attend the banquet, will also be enshrined on July 10.

Exum was a fixture at the Chattanooga News-Free Press from 1970-98. He was also a regular onthe Skywriters Tour that visited SEC football campuses in preseason and covered national events ranging from the Masters golf tournament to the Kentucky Derby.

He still writes for chattanoogan.com.

Woody, a Crossville native, joined the Tennessean full-time in 1970 after returning from an infantrytour of duty in Vietnam.

He covered Vanderbilt, the Ohio Valley Conference, the SEC, NASCAR and outdoors. Woody is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and is the author of six books.

He won writing awards from UPI and Gannett and was Tennessee Sportswriter of the Year three times.

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