UCR Announces Hiring Of Michael “Goose” Lindsay

The Upper Cumberland Reporter is proud to announce the hiring of Michael “Goose” Lindsay as Senior Sports Reporter. 

Lindsay previously was the Sports Editor of the Crossville Chronicle for five years.

“We are so excited to have Goose on team UCR,” said UCR Co-Owner Noah McKay. “His reputation in the community speaks for itself. He’s a tremendous photographer, writer and most importantly a tremendous person. We welcome him and his wife to the UCR family.”

Lindsay will be leading uppercumberlandreporter.com’s sports coverage for the eastern half of schools in the Upper Cumberland including Cumberland County, Stone Memorial, York Institute, Clarkrange, White County and Pickett County. In addition, he will be an important part of UCR’s constantly expanding and evolving livestream and podcast network. 

“I can’t explain how excited I am to join the Upper Cumberland Reporter for the next step in my career,” said Lindsay. “UCR delivers complete area sports coverage, and I’m ready to play a part in that. I’m excited not only for what UCR is now, but what it will become.”

Lindsay is an award-winning sports journalist, earning several honors from the Tennessee Press Association including 2022 Best Overall Sports Coverage, 2022 Best Sports Photograph, 2021 Best Digital Presentation and more. 

“The forward thinking and willingness to innovate by UCR is super important to me,” said Lindsay. “Over the past five years, Crossville and the Upper Cumberland have become my home, and I’m excited to stay here and take Crossville and the surrounding areas’ coverage to the next level.”

 Lindsay, who went to high school at Oakdale, graduated from Bryan College in 2017 after playing basketball for four years. He is married to his wife Madeline and resides in Crossville.

“This was a no-brainer. Our goal at UCR is to provide the biggest possible spotlight to student athletes in the Upper Cumberland in every way we can,” said McKay. “With Goose joining our Sports Director Rusty Ellis along with myself and our expansive team of freelancers and commentators, we plan to continue to expand our written, photo, livestream and video coverage across the Upper Cumberland.”