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.

A curated guide to getting outside

Published May. 7 2018

One drive through town and you'll see why Chattanooga is called the Scenic City, but even better views await those...

Attractions in Chattanooga

Published May. 4 2018

From its rich military history to the iconic landmark of the city's rebirth, the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga packs a lot...

Davis uses her cancer to inspire others

Published Apr. 4 2018

Working as a perianesthesia nurse at CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson, Deb Davis didn't realize she would one day be a...

The Chattanooga Tennesseer offers a new perspective

Published Apr. 1 2018

Isn't it funny how your life can center around themes? Sometimes it's a lesson; other times, a reminder, reinforced by...

Ethnic grocery stores offer inspiration and great prices

Published Apr. 1 2018

I decided to venture into some to find out what's in stock and how they can help you turn dinnertime...

Gallery: Finding your voice

Published Mar. 23 2018

Ben Sollee, a musician known for touring by bicycle, offered students at St. Peter's Episcopal School an introduction to the...

Faced with threat of losing signature fundraising event, local women step up to the plate

Published Mar. 1 2018

After-hours, in the otherwise silent Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. financial services offices, laughter spills out of a small conference...

A guide to dispersed camping

Published Mar. 1 2018

The world is your playground. It can also be your campground. Well, about one-quarter of it in the U.S., anyway....

How to make this sweet and spicy Salmon with grapefruit salsa

Published Mar. 1 2018

Any way you slice it, spring is on the horizon, so we don't want to spend too much time ruminating...

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.