Barry Courter (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6354
E-mail: bcourter@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was a news reporter at WDEF-TV 12. Barry has been married to Kelley since 1987. Their children are Jeff Soder, Jenny Mitchell, Carson Courter and Grace Courter. Contact Barry at 423-757-6354 or bcourter@timesfreepress.com.

Off the Couch: Christmas music is off the charts in the Chattanooga area

Published Dec. 11 2017

LISA DENTON: Barry, I have taken a look at everything on the Christmas entertainment to-do list, and it's enough to...

Ben's big win: CSLA student takes top honors in gift wrap contest

Published Dec. 10 2017

When 9-year-old Ben Alverson, a third-grader at Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts, stops to think about kids all over...

Doyle Dykes promises a special night at Songbirds Guitar Museum

Published Dec. 6 2017

For fans of guitar players and guitar music, it might be inconceivable to think that someone like Doyle Dykes has...

Courters' Kitchen: An easier way to make a classic holiday manicotti [video]

Published Dec. 6 2017

KELLEY SAYS: Manicotti is a family favorite and one that I don't do a lot because my usual method is...

City Beat: New Smith & Wesley song benefits St. Jude

Published Dec. 6 2017

If you haven't seen it yet, you might want to check out the new video for "Superman For a Day"...

Club Scene Calendar - Dec. 6-13

Published Dec. 6 2017

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

St. Vincent, Lucero among first acts set to play Chattanooga's newest music venue

Published Dec. 4 2017

St. Vincent and Lucero are the first scheduled acts set to play Chattanooga's newest music venue, The Signal. The initial...

Off the Couch: Time to practice 'Hallelujah,' 'Be Our Guest'

Published Dec. 4 2017

LISA DENTON: You know, Barry, I do well to get through "Jingle Bells" without my voice cracking — or that...

Tickets going on sale for Cirque du Soleil's 'Corteo' at McKenzie Arena

Published Dec. 3 2017

Tickets for the May 10 Cirque du Soleil show "Corteo" will go on sale Friday at McKenzie Arena, but Cirque...

Come inside: Ferger Place home tour coincides with Saturday's MainX24 events

Published Dec. 1 2017

Ruth Ann Graham is up front about why she wanted to help organize a tour of homes in the Ferger...

City Beat: PB & Holiday Jam features local stars [video]

Published Nov. 29 2017

For almost a year and a half now, the Times Free Press has been hosting a thing called Music Wednesdays...

The Secret Sisters return to town after meteoric rise, fall and rebirth

Published Nov. 29 2017

If it weren't all true, the story of the Secret Sisters' almost meteoric rise, fall and rebirth would seem too...

Genesis the Greykid presents annual art showcase

Published Nov. 29 2017

A little over a year ago, local poet/artist/writer Genesis the Greykid traveled via foot and rail from here to California...

Club Scene Calendar - Nov. 29-Dec. 6

Published Nov. 29 2017

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

UTC students work on advocacy in real life by helping scholars at risk

Published Nov. 27 2017

For some of the students in Dr. Jessica Auchter's "Scholars and Journalists at Risk" Honors College class at the University...

Off the Couch: Secret Sisters and MainX24 are coming up; Robert Earl Keen show is tonight

Published Nov. 27 2017

LISA DENTON: Barry, we got so excited about Robert Earl Keen's show last week that we had everybody heading to...

New Catoosa County Film Festival to help disabled veterans

Published Nov. 27 2017

When Edwin Morgan III approached officials at the Colonnade in Catoosa County about holding a film festival there, they suggested...

Robert Earl Keen's Fam-O-Lee brings Christmas show to Scenic City

Published Nov. 23 2017

For many people, and one could argue most people, the image of Christmas involves colored lights, stockings hung over a...

City Beat: Something special about high school teams

Published Nov. 23 2017

Allow me to brag a little bit, but my beloved Fighting Irish high school football team will be playing for...

Club Scene Calendar - Nov. 23-29

Published Nov. 23 2017

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.