Casey Phillips (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6205
Casey Phillips has worked as a features reporter in the Life department since May 2007. He writes about entertainment, consumer technology, animals and news of the weird. Casey hails from Knoxville and earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts in German from Middle Tennessee State University, where he worked as the features editor for the student newspaper, Sidelines. Casey's writing has earned numerous accolades, including first and second place awards for technology reporting from the regional Green Eyeshade Awards (in 2012 and 2013), the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists Award of Excellence for Reviewing/Criticism (in 2007 and 2011) and frequent recognition from the Tennessee Press Association. In his spare time, he is an Irish musician, video game fanatic, movie junkie, avid reader and all-around geek extraordinaire. He also enjoys exercising, cooking and puppies, but not at the same time.

Millennial duo attempting to create the Scenic City's 'Uber of local culture'

Published Nov. 1 2016

In 2015, Hamilton County's tourism industry raked in a record $1 billion, and more than 2.2 million nights worth of...

In Tune: A fond farewell after a decade writing about pop culture, technology and cats

Published Oct. 6 2016

If you're reading this, then to — very reluctantly — quote The Eagles: I'm already gone.

Club Scene Calendar - Oct. 6-12

Published Oct. 6 2016

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.


Chattanooga Public Library marks anniversary with flicks from 1976

Published Oct. 6 2016

Tonight, Oct. 6, to kick off the 40th anniversary celebration of its Broad Street branch, the Chattanooga Public Library will...

Hundreds of toy and comic fans will hunt for pop-culture treasure at Geekster collecting show

Published Oct. 6 2016

Under all that bulky, blaster-resistant body armor, the stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire likely don't smell too grand when they...

Dirty, healthy kids: Why mud pies are good for your kids

Published Sep. 30 2016

When her kids were little, Heather Kilgore was petrified at the thought of sending them outside.

In Tune: Black Jacket Symphony tags Nashville vocalist for Queen shows

Published Sep. 29 2016

I have immense respect for Black Jacket Symphony, the Birmingham, Ala.-based group of musical masochists who re-create — with exacting...

Live Music Calendar - Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Published Sep. 29 2016

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

Club Scene Calendar - Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Published Sep. 29 2016

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival celebrates 10th year on waterfront

Published Sep. 29 2016

By the time he actually got around to acting on it, George Bright's dream of hosting a free bluegrass festival...

Savory spirits: Making a case for booze in recipes

Published Sep. 28 2016

To the unenlightened palate, there's no room for rum, gin or other high-alcohol beverages at the dining room table, unless...

At 22, Sarah Harrell had a stroke, forcing her to rebuild everything

Published Sep. 25 2016

A vivacious 22-year-old splitting her time between classes at Chattanooga State Community College and working for Southeastrans, a transportation management...

In Tune: Is being a source on Wikipedia 'making it'? Probably not.

Published Sep. 22 2016

One of the curiosities of the newspaper business is that, despite the many complaints people level at journalists, we're still...

Live Music Calendar - Sept. 22-28

Published Sep. 22 2016

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

Masterworks kicks off season with music by Tower, Strauss, Rachmaninoff

Published Sep. 22 2016

With its expressive themes and grandiose orchestration, Richard Strauss' symphonic poem 'Don Juan' is a truly mammoth example of Romantic...

Club Scene Calendar - Sept. 22-28

Published Sep. 22 2016

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Author with local ties hosts Marvel Comics book signing, trivia contest at McKay's

Published Sep. 22 2016

In the 77 years since its foundation, Marvel Comics has stood alongside DC Comics as the twin pillars of the...

Southern Lit Alliance's art auction features record number of items

Published Sep. 18 2016

Every year, however, dozens of local artists agree to go halfsies with the Southern Lit Alliance during smART, the organization's...

Experimental yoga class in Chattanooga mixes meditative exercise with drinking and aggressive music [photos]

Published Sep. 16 2016

She can't be absolutely sure, but Tara Viland has a sneaking suspicion that, for someone like her, the expectation of...

Black Jacket Symphony checks into Tivoli with 'Hotel California'

Published Sep. 15 2016

In December 2010, Black Jacket Symphony was 18 months old and had already made a name for itself through note-for-note...