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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
WASHINGTON — Several Tennessee and Georgia Republicans in Congress will be digging as two House committees investigate the Internal Revenue Service's alleged targeting of right-leaning political groups, including the Ch
WASHINGTON — Speaking on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander boils down the debate as he argues for online sales tax collection.
WASHINGTON — Despite its easy passage in the Senate earlier this week, Sen. Lamar Alexander's top legislative priority is being slow-walked by House Republicans as he heads into re-election season.
WASHINGTON — When Chattanooga Tea Party President Mark West unfurled his newspaper Tuesday morning, he scowled at what he saw: U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., grinning next to President Barack Obama on the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base.
WASHINGTON — Get ready, Amazon hounds and eBay fiends of America: Start Googling "Internet sales tax."
WASHINGTON — Local Republicans in Congress condemned President Barack Obama's renewed commitment to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, freshening their own arguments against transferring detainees and putting Americans in harm's way.