Stories define us.

Tanner Latham, host

Authentic US is a sound-rich, storytelling platform that explores our culture through food, art, music, land, literature and characters. The nationally-distributed platform first launched in the Spring of 2013 as Authentic South

Host Tanner Latham is an award-winning travel writer and multimedia storyteller based in the San Francisco Bay Area. After growing up in a small town in Alabama, he spent more than a decade traveling throughout and reporting about the South as a Travel Editor for Southern Living magazine. While on staff as the multimedia reporter at the NPR affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tanner won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

He is most recently the author of Country Music's Greatest Eats, a cookbook collaboration with Country Music Television (CMT) and Southern Living magazine that profiles 30 Country Music stars and their favorite family recipes.