Lynda Edwards (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6391
E-mail: ledwards@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Lynda Edwards has covered just about every beat there is while working for The Associated Press, PBS as a Frontline and Nightly Business Report associate producer, Gannett in the heart of Louisiana Cajun country as well as newspapers in Miami, Tucson AZ, Colorado and Arkansas. She has freelanced for The New York Times, NPR, Washington Post, Vogue, Rolling Stone and The Washington Monthly. While at the ABA Journal, she won a Fourth Estate Award, Lisagor Award for Exemplary Reporting and tied a seven-man Wall Street Journal team in the Barlett & Steele Investigative Business Journalism awards, the first and only time the ABA Journal won any national journalism award. She also won a National Association of Black Journalists prize for excellence, an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies prize for features and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers prize for deadline reporting while working in Tucson.

Chattanooga's Area 61 gallery goes outside normal boundaries

Published Sep. 25 2016

Walk into Area 61 and you may feel like you've wormholed into another universe.

Death Cafes springing up around the world, including Chattanooga

Published Sep. 11 2016

There are two crucial rules for a Death Cafe meeting, whether in Dakar, Senegal, or Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Railfest glorifies golden age of railroads

Published Sep. 8 2016

Here's a big clue someone is a railroad romantic.


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Chattanooga restaurant owners finding advantages of putting locations in strip malls

Published Sep. 5 2016

All across Chattanooga, restaurants like Fresh Pot are jewels embedded in concrete ribbons of bail bondsmen, dry cleaners, Dollar Trees...

Carr helped set guidelines for hospital emergency rooms for equipment, education

Published Sep. 1 2016

There were no statewide requirements for Tennessee ambulances regarding what life-saving equipment they had to carry back in the 1980s.

Chattanooga's first nephrologist conducted first local kidney transplant

Published Sep. 1 2016

For years after moving to Chattanooga in 1973, Dr. Jackson Yium and his wife Millie kept chainsaws in the trunk...

Garden helps Catoosa County Jail inmates grow responsibility, resourcefulness

Published Aug. 31 2016

The tale of the juicy ruby red tomatoes is a saga.

Living in wartime: Marion County woman recalls her life at Pearl Harbor during WWII

Published Aug. 28 2016

Ruby Abbott's teenage years sound something like the intro to a new Marvel Comics heroine.

As the crow flies: Artist finds inspiration in 'brazen' birds

Published Aug. 28 2016

Thousands of glossy blue-black crows gathered in a pretty cove near Portland, Maine, doing God knows what.

Lynchburg: A small town worth cheersing

Published Aug. 28 2016

This year, Jack Daniel's celebrates its 150th anniversary as an American whiskey maker whose iconic label has been the drink...

McMinnville: A pearl of a place

Published Aug. 28 2016

River pearls — the phrase conjures up something so rare it's impossible, like water from the moon. But Tennessee's state...

Chattanooga Readers and Writers Fair celebrates the written word of locals

Published Aug. 25 2016

Oxford, Mississippi. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Asheville, North Carolina. Key West, Florida.

Would-be authors have several ways to get published these days

Published Aug. 21 2016

Ferris Robinson's day job is editing The Mirror, Lookout Mountain's monthly newspaper, but she loves coming home to her favorite...

Life in Miniature: Tabletop creations depict life on Earth and fantasy worlds

Published Aug. 19 2016

The fishing camp looks like a charming part of someone's dreams.

David Bowie tribute time-travels entirety of rock icon's career

Published Aug. 18 2016

Eric Scealf was a teenager pioneering Chattanooga's 1970s punk-rock scene when he first encountered the musical supernova, David Bowie, who...

Ooltewah festival celebrates melons of all sizes and shapes

Published Aug. 17 2016

The kiwani looks like Satan's own breakfast — scarlet and orange covered with spikes armored with thorns.

Luxury treehouses pop up nationwide, including some near Chattanooga

Published Aug. 12 2016

Andrew Alms and Enoch Elwell can hardly wait for autumn.

Celebrate grand-opening of new 3-mile extension of Riverwalk

Published Aug. 11 2016

When blues goddess Bessie Smith was an unknown, she sang for strangers' spare change on the streets of Chattanooga's Blue...

Undocumented Chattanooga student wins almost $300,000 in college scholarships

Published Jul. 31 2016

David Rodriguez made excellent grades in eighth grade despite being bullied constantly. Being one of the few Latinos in his...

Former Richmont Graduate University president to tackle sex trafficking of minors

Published Jul. 30 2016

Bob Rodgers became the fourth president of Richmont Graduate University in 2012, taking over the school that focuses on Christian-based...