Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman is a reporter with the Tennessee Lookout. He has a particular love for data and using numbers to explain all kinds of topics. If you have a story idea, he'd love to hear it. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 615-249-8509.

Shelby County Commission reappoints Justin Pearson to state House seat, days after expulsion

By: - April 12, 2023

The Shelby County Commission voted unanimously to reappoint Justin Pearson to the state House seat Republicans expelled him from six days ago. House Republicans kicked out Pearson and Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, for violating the chamber’s rules on decorum when two men took over the chamber’s speaking podium to protest a lack of action by […]

‘An abomination:’ TN House expels two Dems over gun protest, despite removal looking temporary

By: - April 7, 2023

In a move without precedent, Tennessee House Republicans expelled two Democrats but failed to find the votes to kick out a third for violating the House rules on proper decorum.  Reps. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, and Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, were removed from the state House, while, Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville remains. The Republican supermajority accused the three […]

From grief to action in Nashville, protesters demand change at the state capitol

By: - March 30, 2023

Less than 16 hours after a muted vigil, a grieving city turned to protest as crowds took to the halls of the Tennessee Capitol Thursday, demanding action on gun violence after six were killed at the Covenant School, marking Nashville’s third mass shooting since 2017. Hundreds gathered outside Nashville’s city government building Wednesday evening to […]