Jim Tanner has worked as assistant sports editor at the Times Free Press since late 2006.
He started at the Times Free Press in 2001 and worked as a news copy/design editor from 2001 through 2006. In addition to working as a night and weekend editor producing local and national sports coverage for print and online readers, Jim occasionally writes local sports and outdoors stories.
Jim grew up in Ringgold, Ga., and is a graduate of McCallie School in Chattanooga. He earned an associates degree from Oxford College of Emory University and attended Emory University before earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to joining the staff at the Times Free Press, Jim worked as a sports copy editor at the Chattanooga Times and was news editor at the Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen.
Jim lives in the Ferger Place community near downtown Chattanooga.
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