Susan Pierce (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6284
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of Distinction, is a graduate of the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute and is past president of the Chattanooga Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association. Susan has two sons and one granddaughter. She enjoys reading and lives for time at the beach. Contact Susan at 423-757-6284 or

Donations support nonprofits

Published Feb. 19 2017

What: Representatives of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen and Maclellan Shelter for Families accepted a $200,000 donation for the shelter that...

Good-Cause Calendar

Published Feb. 19 2017


Locals Lauren Alaina, Kane Brown get ACM nominations

Published Feb. 16 2017

Two Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School alumni received Academy of Country Music award nominations this morning.

What's all the Hullabowloo about? Food Bank's signature event is coming up Saturday

Published Feb. 16 2017

It's Chattanooga Area Food Bank's big party that touches down Saturday night, Feb. 18, in Wilson Air Center at the...

Out & About Calendar - Feb 16-22

Published Feb. 16 2017

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Virtuoso Katelyn Emerson plays organ in Artist Series at St. Paul's

Published Feb. 16 2017

In an interview with The Diapason, a magazine for people who build or play organs, musician Katelyn Emerson once said...

Big bites: Where to find 'ginormous food' in the Chattanooga area

Published Feb. 15 2017

Are you up for a challenge? If you're carb-counting or weight-watching, just turn the page.

Worship services target problems unique to law enforcement [photos]

Published Feb. 12 2017

This is Cop Church, a safe space where officers can share the challenges of their profession with other men and...

Donations support area nonprofits

Published Feb. 12 2017

Wacker donates $10,000 to Cleveland State

Two guys, 20 characters, one funny show in Signal Mountain Playhouse's 'Greater Tuna'

Published Feb. 9 2017

Take two veteran actors of local community theater, give them each 10 characters to portray, and you've got the set-up...

Jernard Wells, The Chef of Love, shares some Valentine's Day recipes

Published Feb. 8 2017

When Valentine's Day rolls around, Chef Jernard Wells is in his element.

Two North Georgians booked on TV shows

Published Feb. 6 2017

Two North Georgia celebrities are booked on television shows today and Tuesday.

Hixson rescue dog playing in today's Puppy Bowl XIII [photos]

Published Feb. 5 2017

Caleb and Corey Hall are throwing a bowl party this afternoon at their Hixson home, but it's not the Falcons...

Back-road photos: Photographer Michele Munyak has eye for what's left behind

Published Feb. 5 2017

Michele Munyak has an eye for rural nostalgia.

'Lion King Jr.' features cast of 30 young actors

Published Feb. 2 2017

A cast of 30 young actors representing seven elementary and middle schools in Hamilton County is presenting four performances of...

Variety show presents skits from 'Carol Burnett Show'

Published Feb. 2 2017

Two dozen actors within the community theater troupe are presenting four shows filled with skits from the old 'Carol Burnett...

Out & About Calendar - Feb 2-8

Published Feb. 2 2017

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Boys Choir fundraising dinner previews summer trip to New York

Published Feb. 2 2017

In celebration of the Chattanooga Boys Choir's performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City this summer, the choir's former...

Find upcoming social events in The Date Book

Published Feb. 1 2017

An Evening in New York includes food, drinks, music and auction to benefit the Chattanooga Boys Choir Touring and Scholarship...

Trio of female artists in new River Gallery exhibit

Published Jan. 29 2017

Anna Marie Pavlik spent three weeks in November taking "swamp walks" through Big Cypress National Reserve in Ochopee, Fla., following...