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Mitra Malek (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6406
Mitra Malek writes about business, with a focus on the Chattanooga area's tech, small business and entrepreneurial communities, as well as tourism. Before coming to the Times Free Press, she was a staff writer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Journal Inquirer and Palm Beach Post. She has covered local and national politics, government, international trade, a state cancer cluster investigation and real estate growth and economic development, among other subjects. Her reporting and writing has won honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Florida Press Club. A graduate of both Columbia University and Rutgers University, Mitra holds a master's degree in international affairs. She worked in the investment industry and for Club Med at its resorts overseas before coming to the news business, during which time she was also a yoga instructor for eight years. She comes to the Times Free Press from Boulder, Colo., where she was a senior editor for Yoga Journal magazine. An avid rock climber, she's loving Tennessee's superb sandstone sport routes.