Chris Vass (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6317
Chris Vass is the public editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Rant

Published Aug. 28 2016

Rhonda, we re-elected you. Make us proud. Get the ball and run with it. We are counting on you.

Clergy across state oppose Amendment 1

Published Nov. 1 2014

Prepare for Election Day by going to for the latest news and opinion about Amendment 1 and other...

Gerson: Confrontation, not isolation

Published Oct. 15 2014

WASHINGTON -- The value of American foreign policy conducted by majority vote -- which might have resulted in a Nazi-occupied...


Gerson: On Ebola, hard choices

Published Oct. 8 2014

WASHINGTON -- Here is what officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health...

Thirkill and Johnson: Every baby deserves a chance

Published Sep. 30 2014

Infant mortality is a critical problem in our community. In fact, Hamilton County has a higher infant mortality rate than...

Elliott: Eclipse helped blot out light of Confederacy

Published Jul. 13 2014

Tennessee offers fireworks safety guidelines

Published Dec. 31 2013

NASHVILLE - The State Fire Marshal's Office is asking Tennesseans to keep safety in mind as they say goodbye to...

Greater Chattanooga area Veterans Day events, promotions

Published Nov. 9 2013

Sunday events

Gov. Bill Haslam says Smoky Mountains National Park to reopen for 5 days

Published Oct. 16 2013

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will reopen Wednesday for five days under...

UTC lecture explores U.S. Constitution

Published Sep. 17 2013

• Who: Bradley Birzer

Democrat Sara Kyle mulls bid for governor in '14

Published Sep. 9 2013

NASHVILLE - Fellow Democrats chanted "Run Sara, run!" during the party's annual fundraiser over the weekend in support of former...