Ellis Smith (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6315
E-mail: esmith@timesfreepress.com
Ellis Smith is the digital editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. Ellis hails from Marietta, Ga. He earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, Ga.; as a reporter. Contact Ellis at 423-757-6315 or esmith@timesfreepress.com.

Why your boss might be handing you a Fitbit this year

Published Nov. 1 2015

As the health care market evolves through changes driven by the Affordable Care Act, employers and employees are taking a...

Buyers moving to snap up Hutcheson properties as auction looms

Published Oct. 21 2015

A stalking horse bidder has stepped forward to claim Hutcheson Medical Center's nursing home facilities for just over $7 million,...

Tennessee blasts 'unprecedented' FCC broadband ruling as unconstitutional in appeals court

Published Sep. 24 2015

Tennessee accused the Federal Communications Commission of unlawfully violating state sovereignty in an appeal filed last week, alleging that the...


Chattanooga News: Zoo sticks its neck out on giraffe addition

Published Sep. 15 2015

Giraffes are everywhere at the Chattanooga Zoo.

Embargo 62 brings Cuban cuisine and rum bar to Chattanooga's North Shore

Published Aug. 7 2015

Chattanooga's newest restaurant looks for all intents and purposes like a Cuban bodega at first blush, which is appropriate since...

Telecom experts finger AT&T's network as the root cause of Tuesday's five-hour outage

Published Aug. 7 2015

The country's biggest wireless carriers have shied away from pointing fingers at one another after a rare five-hour outage on...

Cuban rum bar and cantina coming to Chattanooga's North Shore

Published Aug. 6 2015

Embargo 62, a Cuban rum bar and cantina that pays homage to the embargo placed on Cuba by former President...

Picking Up the Pieces: Employers pick up training tab to fill empty positions

Published Aug. 1 2015

Picking up the pieces — employers pick up training tab to fill empty positions

Mohawk Industries closes Chatsworth Ga. yarn plant

Published Jun. 10 2015

A flooring manufacturer is closing one of its plants in northwest Georgia and plans to move more than 150 workers...

Brother's assault left older sister with life-threatening head trauma, police say

Published Jun. 8 2015

Chattanooga police officers have arrested Christopher Merriman and charged him for attempted first degree murder after an assault that left...

Corky Coker, Chattanooga's poobah of tires, takes another track

Published Jun. 8 2015

All cars have stories, especially classic cars.

A different tune: Music mecca brewing in Chattanooga's Southside

Published May. 8 2015

The rumble of a gasoline-powered generator thumps through the dome of the Chattanooga Choo Choo as workers pound away at...

Chattanooga educator asks Congress for more counselors

Published May. 7 2015

Stacy Lightfoot, a former adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the vice president of college and...

Tennessee among top states for electronic tax filing

Published Apr. 11 2015

With the average tax refund so far this year at $2,893, a record number of Tennesseans have turned to the...

Delta Queen prepares to depart Chattanooga's shores, but she may return one day (video)

Published Mar. 18 2015

The historic Delta Queen, the last of a rare breed, on Sunday will finally depart the Scenic City's shores for...

Astec Industries founder J. Don Brock dies after securing 100 patents

Published Mar. 11 2015

J. Don Brock, who died Tuesday at 76, was a quiet genius who built a billion-dollar business in the Scenic...

Coffee comeback: Fleetwood Coffee Co. to revive long-lost Chattanooga brand

Published Mar. 7 2015

There's a plan brewing to transform one of Chattanooga's oldest brands into a perky powerhouse.

How to build a garbage truck in eight easy steps

Published Mar. 2 2015

Take a rare look inside the heart of the operation that berths the garbage haulers you've always taken for granted.

Bon voyage! Delta Queen sold, will sail away from Chattanooga this spring

Published Feb. 18 2015

The historic Delta Queen riverboat is sold and set to sail to Louisiana in March, where millions of dollars in...

How the Grocery Bar plans to survive

Published Feb. 17 2015

A few bags of Tostitos, marshmallows and cans of Campbell's chicken noodle soup lined a few of the otherwise bare...