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.

Feed your heart

Published Feb. 1 2018

A little bit of mystery can pack major sex appeal, and Valentine's Day delivers in spades.

Real Roots Cafe offers healthy alternatives

Published Jan. 17 2018

Despite having a new name, a new menu and a new owner, The Local Juice in Fort Oglethorpe has not...

A taste of the holidays: Celebratory foods from around the world

Published Dec. 1 2017

The holiday season is anchored with traditions, many of which are fed from the dinner table.

The Nail Bar offers natural approach

Published Nov. 15 2017

The power of CHA Natural Nail & Spa's proximity to Whole Foods is not lost on the nail spa's owners.

CNE's popular Money School comes to Red Bank

Published Nov. 15 2017

With a household income of just under $37,000 for two people — the median for Red Bank, according to the...

Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., establishes veterans council

Published Nov. 13 2017

Tennessee may be the Volunteer State because of the number of enlistees during the War of 1812, but Georgia has...

Fort Oglethorpe establishes veterans council

Published Nov. 8 2017

Fort Oglethorpe recently launched a veterans council.

New bluegrass festival comes to Mountain Cove Farms

Published Nov. 1 2017

After 27 years of hosting the Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival, held in May at the Raccoon Mountain Campground, organizers...

Eating, sipping and walking, a tour of Chattanooga's Southside

Published Nov. 1 2017

Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing....

Devilishly different deviled eggs recipes for everyone

Published Nov. 1 2017

I have a confession that may sound odd poised next to this headline: I do not like deviled eggs. In...

Former Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee Andrea Klein uses position as platform

Published Nov. 1 2017

For Andrea Klein, life is all about perspective.

Red River Gorge Geological Area

Published Nov. 1 2017

Highest number of natural arches in the East.


Jockey's Ridge State Park [photos]

Published Sep. 1 2017

If you find yourself with the whole week of Labor Day off and for some reason want to avoid the...

Tickets going fast for CountryFest in Catoosa County on Sept. 2

Published Aug. 30 2017

The success of a local rising star could translate into success for an underutilized local venue. At least that's part...

See a moonbow at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Published Aug. 1 2017

Before this month's touted "main" celestial event, the Great American Solar Eclipse, you can head to Cumberland Falls State Resort...

These boots are made for ... you

Published Jul. 1 2017

In Peggy Partrick's world, blacksmiths are "pretty common." A graduate of the John C. Campbell Folk School in the Appalachian...

Success with special needs: Rossville family seeks help to set brother up for independence

Published Jun. 28 2017

At 28 years old, Tra St. Pierre has set some goals for himself: Get his first apartment. Find love. Learn...

Scenic City Supper Club dishes up community, not competition

Published Jun. 1 2017

Heading into events like Riverbend, which shuts down all street traffic surrounding the downtown concert grounds to allow for the...

Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area is a place of beautiful diversity

Published Jun. 1 2017

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

Caveman comes out at Night(fall)

Published Jun. 1 2017

Each year, you can almost guarantee that at least one act from the Nightfall Concert Series is on their way...