Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn.

A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga.

Honors include a Kansas Associated Collegiate Press First Place Award for series writing, a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award for in-depth reporting, as well as a statewide education award for reporting on the school finance crisis in Kansas.

Kevin is always open to hearing your story ideas or tips and can be reached at (423) 757-6249 or khardy@timesfreepress.com.

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