Tanner spent the first 10 years of his career in print as a travel and features writer for Southern Living magazine in Birmingham, Alabama.
He then transitioned into multimedia reporting, using sound, video, and photography to tell his stories.
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Tanner is a world traveler, folk art collector, foodie, and he always tries the local beer on tap.
Travelers who stop for a shoeshine at Getnet Marsha's booth at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport are in for a quality shoeshine — and an interesting story. Marsha came to the U.S. as a political refugee 20 years ago, but he continues to find ways to make a difference back home.