A proud product of the Memphis City Schools, Wendi C. Thomas graduated from White Station in 1989 and went from there to Butler University in Indiana, where she graduated with a degree in journalism. She's been a reporter or an editor at The Indianapolis Star, the Tennessean in Nashville and at the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina. In August of 2003, Wendi returned in Memphis after a 14-year absence to be the metro columnist for her hometown paper, the
. Her column appears twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays.