Reporting at Williams Honey Farm in Franklin, Tenn. on bee population, survival and necessity in May 2016.

Samantha Hearn is a freelance photographer and journalist living in Nashville. She currently contributes to Noble Nashville, covering music, fashion, culture and lifestyle.

Previously, as an Associate Editor with Brentwood Home Page, Samantha reported on political races, legislation in the Tennessee House and Senate, bee population and conservation efforts, the prescription drug addiction epidemic, multi-million dollar developments and businesses, Harry Potter clubs, animal shelters, City events, you name it.

While in college at Middle Tennessee State University, Samantha was a Seigenthaler scholar, reporting for The Tennessean on drugs, gang activity, sentencings and hearings within the federal courts system. She was also the Photography Editor for MTSU Sidelines, in charge of all visual media in addition to contributing as a reporter.

She’s photographed the likes of President Barack Obama when he visited McGavock High School in 2014, Santana when he played in Nashville in 2015, and protestors at a Black Lives Matter vigil in 2016. She’s even photographed a few burlesque dancers opening a new studio in Nashville.

As a journalist Samantha has adapted a wide range of skills to write about nearly any subject, and is multi-talented with photography, video, reporting and sourcing. The list of stories below is in no way comprehensive. Want a resume? Email her at for more information.



Andrea Day performs at Live On The Green 2016.

Local Bands Have Found A New Venue After Mad Donna’s Closes Unexpectedly

Mad Donna’s Closes Doors For Renovation – And It’s Not For ‘Bar Rescue’

PHOTOS: We Saw Allen Stone And Andra Day Last Night At Live On The Green

PHOTOS: We Got Lost In A Hemp Maze Outside Of Nashville

Everything We Saw At Pilgrimage Fest 2016

Inglewood Lounge, An Eclectic Neighborhood Bar, Is Coming To East Nashville (Photo)

Inside The Dope, Sexy Vibe Of Jet Black Alley Cat

Jet Black Alley Cat Just Dropped Their Catchy New Single “Golden”



Ona Rex designs at Nashville Fashion Week 2016. 

Cirque du Soliel brings ‘Avatar’ world to life in Nashville through Sunday

Meet some of the Nashville Beauty Makers (Photos)

Nashville Fashion Week: East Meets West

Nashville Fashion Week: Night Two, Nashville Designer Showcase

Nashville Fashion Week: Night Four, Ready to Wear Runway

12th & Porter is back with music and a focus on food

Salon Atash blends boutique, beauty bar


The list below is not comprehensive. For all articles by Samantha on BHP, click here.


National shootings garnered support from the Nashville community with Black Lives Matter vigil in April 2016.

National shootings garner support in community with Black Lives Matter vigil

Sargent, Gawrys spar over education and campaign financing

Brentwood resident to row 3,000 miles across Atlantic

Team Beyond rowed the Atlantic, came home stronger

Local artist combines film, fashion and art for haunting aesthetic

Brentwood High School senior launches body-positive website

Day Trip: Max Patch Mountain: A view that’s worth the hike


Honey farmer, bee conservationist and Brentwood firefighter Jay Williams plays a part in saving bees in Tennessee. 

Williams Honey Farm plays part in saving bees in Tennessee

The Heritage hopes beehives will make a dent in colony collapse problem

Heritage buzzes with excitement over first batch of beehive honey

Local hair stylist turns $600 camper into traveling beauty salon

LGBT Chamber honors community members, criticizes legislation

Astronomer explains black holes colliding in Dyer talk

Addiction Campuses travels state in an RV to address drug and alcohol problems

Muggles rejoice: Brentwood to join Harry Potter Alliance


Some of Nashville’s homeless population find refuge in Williamson County through Room In The Inn in Nov. 2016. 

Nashville’s homeless find refuge in Williamson through Room In The Inn

Shoppers flock to CoolSprings Galleria on Black Friday

Hill Center’s Hand & Stone is local couples second Williamson location

BA baseball team steps up to the plate for ill elementary school student

Local elementary student Talan Williams declared cancer-free

Nolensville author combines steampunk and literature for sci-fi children’s series

So Fetch: Franklin Theater to host ‘Mean Girls’ celebration on Oct. 3

Piano Duel Raises Money for WAVES Program


Photo Gallery: Nashville Film Festival Begins with Red Carpet Event

Photo Gallery: Nashville Fashion Week Begins with Designer Showcase

Photo Gallery: Students Enjoy Warm Weather


Carlos Santana performs at the Ryman Auditorium in March 2015.

Photo Gallery: Santana Performs at Ryman Auditorium

MTSU Kicks Off National Women’s History Month with Ceremony Honoring Maya Angelou

Performing Arts Student Serenades for First Day of Classes

Free t-shirts to Kick Off MTSU’s Nontraditional Student Celebration

Photo Gallery: R.L. Castleman and Alison Krauss Visit MTSU

Lenda Sherrell Concedes to DeJarlais in Congressional Campaign

Amendment 1 Language is Vague, Unspecific

Photo Gallery: Trick or Treat on Greek Row

Taylor Swift Shows Maturity on 1989


Burlesque dancers Ava Dahl, BeBe McQueen and GiGi LaFemme perform to open Delinquent Debutantes in Oct. 2014. 

A Look Inside Nashville’s First Burlesque Studio

American Horror Story Returns with Freaky Season Premiere

Holocaust Survivor and Watergate Journalist Harry Rosenfeld Visits MTSU

Former Attorney General Gonzales to speak at MTSU on Thursday


Insiders share stories ‘From Front Lines of Ferguson’

South African rockers Kongos come to Nashville