Elizabeth Fite (Reporter)

Phone: 423.757.6673
E-mail: efite@timesfreepress.com
Elizabeth is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia's Health and Medical Journalism Master's Program. She has written for WebMD, Georgia Health News and UGA's Office of Research, where she covered public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, infectious diseases and other sciences. In 2016, she was part of a reporting team that traveled to Southwest Georgia to bring coverage to a rural and economically depressed region that is home to seven of the state's 10 least healthy counties. Before returning to her hometown of Athens to attend UGA, she interned at the Aiken Standard, a daily newspaper in South Carolina, and graduated from Auburn University with degrees in journalism and English literature. In her free time, she enjoys reading, riding horses and listening to live music.

Chattanooga medical teams, volunteers aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Published Aug. 29 2017

Medical teams and volunteers from Chattanooga have joined disaster relief efforts as Hurricane Harvey's effects crippled Southeast Texas and moved...

Planning and prevention: Nonprofit organization gives women access to contraceptives

Published Aug. 27 2017

Planned pregnancies are healthier than unintended pregnancies for babies, mothers, families and society, yet nearly half of pregnancies in the...

Initiative could expand addiction medicine training

Published Aug. 27 2017

Tennessee leads most states in taking hard hits from the opioid epidemic, but if Dr. David Stern gets his way,...


Heroes Run raises more funds for Fallen Five memorial

Published Aug. 23 2017

This year's Chattanooga Heroes Run, held July 15, raised $7,000 more than last year's race, bringing the Community Fund of...

How to stay healthy during the solar eclipse

Published Aug. 20 2017

Monday's solar eclipse is luring sun-gazers from across the country to Tennessee, but Mark Bedwell, a registered nurse from Jackson,...

Community celebrates achievements of area health centers

Published Aug. 15 2017

There's no place like home, but for many vulnerable Americans, finding a medical home can be a struggle.

Bradley County works to heal, overcome opioid abuse [photos]

Published Aug. 12 2017

A prosecutor, a physician, a pharmacist, a law enforcement officer and an EMS director took the stage of Walker Valley...

Two-time kidney transplant recipient raises awareness for minority organ donation

Published Aug. 7 2017

We all have something to give, and for Natalie Cothran, one of those gifts is teaching.

Brain injury football study is wake-up call for Chattanooga area athletic and health officials [photos]

Published Jul. 30 2017

A study, published on July 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examined donated brains from deceased, former...