Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013.
Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association.
For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County government and environmental issues.
Louie was born and raised in McDonough, Ga., and he graduated from the University of Georgia's Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2009. While in school, he worked full-time managing a coffee shop and bar and wrote op-ed pieces for the Red & Black, the independent, student-run newspaper that covers university issues.
When he's not reporting, Louie enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, building computers, singing (in private) and playing the guitar badly.
His lovely girlfriend is Meghan Pittman, and his best pal is Dr. Argos Heimdllar Fenrir — a most exceptional black labrador.
Contact Louie at 423-757-6481 or at email@example.com.
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Hamilton County officials last week voted to clarify a policy that pays full health benefits for some retired county employees. But one commissioner said that policy needs to be examined, and possibly ditched.By Louie Brogdon
The second of three lectures put on by the Friends of Moccasin Bend and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is on for tonight.
With just more than a week before the two candidates seeking to represent Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District meet for a head-to-head debate, the candidates say they expect to stick to issues — and keep it clean.
With fewer than 20 days before the general election, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has been outraised and outspent by Lenda Sherrell, the Democrat challenging him for his 4th Congressional District seat.
With fewer than 20 days before the general election, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has been out-fundraised and out-spent by Lenda Sherrell, the Democrat challenging him for his 4th Congressional District seat.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has out-spent and out-raised his Democratic opponent, Mary Headrick. But Headrick says money isn't everything, and she hopes people can change more minds than campaign dollars in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District.
Polls open across Tennessee today for early voting in the Nov. 4 election, and local election officials and party chiefs are urging residents to get out and cast their ballots.
Hamilton County Trustee Bill Hullander said collecting business taxes on desk chairs, computers, tractors and other personal property can be a bear. And he and other trustees are considering going to the Legislature for help.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke continued pulling the national spotlight toward the Scenic City on Friday as he served on a panel in Boston to address issues facing urban communities.
Cities must solve their own problems, Chattanooga mayor tells Politico magazine
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke visited New England to participate in Politico Magazine's "What Works: Boston" event, as part of a discussion on public safety, transportation and food.