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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Stories »
Hamilton County commissioners accepted a federal grant that will put eight officers in county schools for the next four years. But the deal wasn't as good as commissioners first thought.
Hamilton County Commissioners today accepted a federal police grant that will add eight school resource officers to the county's police force over the next four years.
With more than 80 government posts slated for ballots across Hamilton County, next year's election will be the biggest in years -- eight to be exact. And nearly 40 people say they want to be in charge of making it happen.
Hamilton County residents who need to reinstate their licenses no longer have to travel out of town.
Thousands of scientists have been working to determine the ultimate effect of carbon on our climate, but a University of Tennessee at Knoxville professor just got $880,000 to find out what it's doing in the dirt.
A vote -- and likely a debate -- over whether Hamilton County will pitch in more cash for the over-budget police firing range it's building with the city of Chattanooga was nixed Wednesday.
Hamilton County commissioners today pulled an agenda item seeking an additional $550,000 for the joint city-county downtown police firing range.
Hamilton County commissioners will decide today whether the county will pay $550,000 extra for the indoor police firing range the county is building with Chattanooga's government.
Strike one race off the contested list for the local May 6, 2014 Republican primary.
Hamilton County School Board Chairman Mike Evatt announced today he would not seek the Republican nomination for Hamilton County Circuit Court Clerk.