Doug Strickland (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6305
Doug Strickland is a staff photographer for the Times Free Press and a Chattanooga native. A graduate of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, Strickland began his career as an intern photojournalist and feature photo hunter at the Advocate-Messenger in Danville. He worked for several years as a freelance photographer in East Tennessee before completing a 6-month internship with the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He previously worked as a staff photographer for the Texarkana Gazette in Texarkana, Texas, before rejoining the Times Free Press staff in February of 2013. He is among four Times Free Press staffers who were finalists for a Pulitzer Prize for the 2013 story "Speak No Evil" which explored the no-snitch culture in violent crime in Chattanooga, and he has received awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors' Association, the National Press Photographer's Association, and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists.

Pint-sized pooches compete in annual Running of the Chihuahuas [photo gallery]

Published May. 7 2017

Brad Steiner, organizer of Running of the Chihuahuas and Hits 96 on-air personality, has one goal when planning the dog...

Pickin' and grinnin' at Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival [photo gallery]

Published May. 7 2017

The 27th annual Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival boasted 23 bands this year in addition to innumerable jam sessions that...

Photos from 4 Bridges Arts Festival

Published Apr. 23 2017

Nearly 500 artists from across the country came to the First Tennessee Pavilion to present their artwork at the annual...

Workers demolish Cheeburger Cheeburger building in downtown Chattanooga [photo gallery]

Published Apr. 19 2017

Workers demolished the Market Street building which housed the Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant Wednesday in Chattanooga.

Police, fire chiefs get Jurassic in Guns and Hoses: Battle of the Badges [video, photos]

Published Mar. 5 2017

The 8th Annual Guns and Hoses: Battle of the Badges pitted area law enforcement officers against firefighters and emergency responders...

[Gallery] Firefighters burn down vacant structure during training exercise

Published Feb. 17 2017

Firefighters burned down a structure during a live burn training event by the Chattanooga Fire Department on Robin Drive on...

Slide the City makes a splash in Chattanooga [photo gallery]

Published Aug. 14 2016

Slide the City helped people beat the heat Saturday, Aug. 13, in Chattanooga.

Photo gallery: Let's go fly a kite!

Published Nov. 22 2015

The Chattanooga Kite Club held a demonstration at Chattanooga's Sculpture Fields park on Polk Street on Saturday.

Photo gallery: Normalpalooza 2015

Published Nov. 8 2015


Photo gallery: Head of the Hooch 2015

Published Nov. 8 2015

Head of the Hooch - Nov. 7

Chattanooga Ironman 2015 was the closest finish in Ironman history [video]

Published Sep. 26 2015

Follow live coverage of the 2015 Chattanooga Ironman all day with the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Photos: Fun time at the zoo's Go!Fest Celebration and McKamey's Doggie Paddle Pool Party

Published Sep. 12 2015

People had fun on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at the Chattanooga Zoo's 11th annual Go!Fest Celebration and McKamey Animal Center's...


Photo gallery: Southern Brewers Festival celebrates beer

Published Aug. 23 2015

The beer did flow during Saturday's Southern Brewers Festival at Ross's Landing. The annual craft beer festival benefits the CraftWorks...

Photo Moment: Bringing home Baby

Published Aug. 17 2015

As Danny and Laura Marsh sit on the couch of their East Ridge home, their newborn son Elias cradled gently...

Professional Cowboy Association brings Rodeo to Ringgold

Published Aug. 8 2015

The Professional Cowboy Association's annual St. Jude's Children's Hospital Rodeo brought bronco busting, barrel racing, and bull riding entertainment to...

Photos: All eyes on honeybees

Published Jul. 28 2015

Kallie Hughes wears goggles that show her how honeybees see the world at the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday in...

Photos: Horror and Cosplay at Chattanooga's Shuddercon

Published Jul. 11 2015

Photos from Shuddercon, Chattanooga's horror, photogrpahy, sci-fi, and steampunk convention on Saturday, July 11, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Moment: The perfect fit, Farrier is shoemaker for the equine crowd

Published Jul. 6 2015

PHILADELPHIA, Tenn. — In the barn of Dry Ridge Farm here, a man wearing a thick brown apron strikes a...

Photos: Rides and Games at the East Ridge State Fair

Published Jun. 28 2015

Though afternoon rain showers kept many away from the East Ridge State Fair on Saturday, they didn't stop everyone from...

Photos: Vintage Baseball in Fort Oglethorpe

Published Jun. 21 2015

Using Civil War era rules for baseball, four teams from the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball gathered to play...