Chris Carroll covers federal politics for the Times Free Press.
A Chattanooga native, he went to Red Bank High School and graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University.
Chris investigated violent crime, municipal government and hospitals before taking the political beat.
For tornado coverage, he and Pam Sohn won a first-place Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors deadline reporting award. In 2010, Chris won the Golden Press Card Award of Merit and another deadline reporting award for a jailhouse interview with an accused murderer.
Chris interned with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart during college.
Contact Chris at 423-757-6610 or email@example.com.
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WASHINGTON — Tennessee's top medical disciplinary panel fined licensed physician and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais $500 for sexual relationships he had with two female patients, inspiring critics to say the punishment didn't fit the crime.
WASHINGTON — The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners has fined U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais $500 for sexual relationships he had with two female patients, state records show.
WASHINGTON — Several Tennessee and Georgia lawmakers grilled former Internal Revenue Service officials this week.
WASHINGTON — State Rep. Joe Carr announced Tuesday that veteran political strategist Chip Saltsman is joining his 4th District bid to unseat Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
WASHINGTON — A former top Internal Revenue Service official said Monday that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan stretched the truth when the former vice presidential candidate mentioned a Chattanooga nonprofit to bolster the idea the IRS favors liberal groups over conservative groups.
WASHINGTON — In virtual lockstep on topics such as guns, God and limited government, Southern Republicans in the Senate differ on how to balance national security interests with First Amendment protections.
WASHINGTON — By Thursday, after a week of fallout from a growing IRS scandal and the Department of Justice's raid on journalists' records, Tennessee's senior senator wasn't the first Republican to link President Barack Obama with President Richard Nixon — he of the enemies list, secret tapes and Watergate.
WASHINGTON — The IRS subjected the Chattanooga Tea Party to "unnecessary" questioning and "significant processing delays" in the group's request for nonprofit status, according to an inspector general's report and documents obtained by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday passed a water and transportation bill that could resume construction at the unfinished lock at Chickamauga Dam.
WASHINGTON — A bill that could reignite one of Chattanooga's biggest infrastructure projects may pass the Senate as early as this morning. But, as with nearly everything that may clear the upper chamber these days, the latest Chickamauga lock fix faces delay in the House of Representatives.