Mitra Malek


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Mitra Malek writes about business, particularly Chattanooga's tech, entrepreneurial and venture capital communities, as well as tourism.

Before coming to the Times Free Press she reported for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Journal Inquirer and Asbury Park Press. She spent eight years reporting for The Palm Beach Post, where she covered a state cancer cluster investigation. Her work at the Post covering government won her 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. 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.

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