Jennifer Bardoner (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6579
Jennifer Bardoner joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2008. She quickly moved through the ranks of the Community News division, from reporter to now managing editor. In that time, she's helped to launch a handful of new publications: Dining Out, 4Paws, Tennessee Valley Parents. She still gets time away from the office as a writing contributor to the Times Free Press' Get Out magazine, the adventures of which she loves dearly. Before joining the paper, she spent two and a half years living in France and exploring Europe. Jennifer graduated from MTSU with a bachelor's in Journalism and cut her teeth as a reporter and editor for the university's newspaper, Sidelines. She proudly calls Chattanooga her hometown.

Restaurant review: Ceniza offers a cultural escape in Ooltewah

Published Mar. 16 2017

I've always wanted to go to Cuba. I imagine it to be like stepping back in time to a romantic...

Team approach: Dr. Headrick aims to put a dent in lung cancer

Published Mar. 1 2017

While most in the Scenic City have their eyes set on an early spring, Dr. Rob Headrick is thinking of...

What to know for your trip to Chimney Rock State Park

Published Mar. 1 2017

We Scenic City residents are reminded of the natural beauty that lies just beyond every time we open our doors,...

Uptown Art offers date night inspiration

Published Feb. 1 2017

Paint party for two: $50. Two beers and a hummus plate: $14.20 before tip. Watching your boyfriend actually enjoy something...

Head to Pickett CCC Memorial State Park for unparalleled stargazing

Published Feb. 1 2017

We Scenic City residents are reminded of the natural beauty that lies just beyond every time we open our doors,...

Natural Wonders: Mammoth Cave National Park [photos]

Published Jan. 1 2017

We Scenic City residents are reminded of the natural beauty that lies just beyond every time we open our doors,...

Why you should take a trip to Seven Islands State Birding Park

Published Dec. 1 2016

You wouldn't necessarily think a great crested flycatcher would hang out with a tufted titmouse, or a golden-crowned kinglet with...

Restaurant review: Matilda Midnight is my new best friend

Published Nov. 3 2016

While I try to keep an open mind and pride myself on being a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants type girl, I have sadly...

Red Bank seeks more input on former middle school property

Published Nov. 2 2016

A public forum concerning the former Red Bank Middle School property that was scheduled for Nov. 8 has been canceled....

Here's why you should take a trip to Tallulah Gorge State Park [photos]

Published Nov. 1 2016

Whether you want to keep your feet on your ground or your oars in the water, there's no better place...

Home away from home for the holidays

Published Nov. 1 2016

Got guests coming in from out of town this holiday season? You could kick the kids to the couch and...

Oak Mountain State Park: What to do

Published Oct. 1 2016

Why we love it: Too many amenities to count.


Mountain Arts Community Center should raise their own funds and more letters to the editors

Published Sep. 21 2016

Our Town Council is considering paying for a massive overhaul of the MACC buildings. The MACC leaders are saying that...

Start your day with a groovy green smoothie

Published Sep. 1 2016

Yield: 2 servings | Prep: 10 minutes | Ready In: 10 minutes

Restaurant review: The Daily Ration puts the emphasis on freshness

Published Jul. 7 2016

It seriously pains me to say I never made it to the Farmer's Daughter. I try to check out each...

Travel back in time at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Published Jul. 1 2016

Why we love it: It's an opportunity for time travel.

20 Under 40

Published Jun. 6 2016

Power to the people

Hometown Brands

Published Jun. 2 2016

It's not just people who call Chattanooga home. The city is also home numerous brands which produce a bevy of...

I learned an important lesson at my first Chattanooga Football Club game

Published Jun. 1 2016

I have a confession to make: I am not a sports person.

Here's why you should visit Rock Island State Park

Published Jun. 1 2016

Why we love it: All things water