Staff List

Katie Ward (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6900
Katie Ward began writing for the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2005. She primarily covers the Northwest Georgia territory, specifically Catoosa and Walker counties, for the Community News division, though she has covered just about every area for the weekly publications. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Shorter University in 2003, graduating with honors through the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society. She is also a 1999 graduate of Gordon Lee Memorial High School where she earned seven scholarships to attend Shorter. While working at her previous newspaper employer, News Publishing Company in Rome, Ga., she earned three Georgia Press Association Awards for feature stories on Mountain Cove Farms, the Buddhist temple in Chickamauga and the Kids 4 Christ nonprofit in LaFayette. Ward is a lifelong resident of Walker County.