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

Postmodern Jukebox is 'pop music in a time machine'

Published Apr. 27 2017

You never know who's going to show up for a Postmodern Jukebox gig — and that's among the entertainers, not...

STS9 brings Get Loud Tour to Track 29

Published Apr. 20 2017

It isn't intentional that electronic rock band Sound Tribe Sector 9 goes by STS9, the same letters applied by NASA...

'Old Ties' wins Chattanooga Theatre Centre's Biennial Festival of New Plays

Published Apr. 20 2017

A friend's story shared over breakfast in a New York deli sparked the idea for a play that won the...

Tattanooga features bikers, bands and ink contests at Camp Jordan

Published Apr. 20 2017

Close to 150 tattoo artists from across the country — one even traveling from Anchorage, Alaska — are converging on...

Concert honors Roland Carter at First Baptist Church

Published Apr. 20 2017

Roland Carter's 75th birthday isn't until May 4, but concerts and parties started weeks ago to celebrate the life and...

Storm Troopers invade the Tivoli for 'Sci-Fi and Superheroes'

Published Apr. 20 2017

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Bob Bernhardt!

Magstravaganza marks Little Miss Mag's 100th birthday

Published Apr. 20 2017

Little Miss Mag Early Learning Center is marking its 100th anniversary this year. What better way to raise money for...

Irish dance phenomenon 'Riverdance' stops at Tivoli Theatre

Published Apr. 13 2017

Michael Flatley, the Lord of the Dance who brought international acclaim to Irish dancing, used to show off his ability...

Who will win King of the Cul-de-Sac at Ooltewah Barbecue Brawl?

Published Apr. 13 2017

When Steve Ray held his first barbecue cookoff in Ooltewah last year, he learned an important lesson: People want to...

Out & About Calendar - April 13-19

Published Apr. 13 2017

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Easter fun for you and all your peeps

Published Apr. 13 2017

The Easter bunny has a few more stops to make this weekend before he can relax Sunday night. Here's a...

Uncertainty, fear, frustrations of cancer treatment inspire Aaron Graves to write new album

Published Apr. 13 2017

Two days after Aaron Graves was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in March 2014, he wrote "Growing."

Ridgeland High art students interpret WWI

Published Apr. 13 2017

A series of events marking the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I begins today, April...

Chatt State choir, symphonic band set performances

Published Apr. 13 2017

Two music ensembles at Chattanooga State Community College have scheduled concerts within the coming week. Both concerts are free and...

These donations supported local nonprofits

Published Apr. 9 2017

The Downtown Council of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented a check for $1,000 to Chattanooga School for...

How a waterlogged camera inspired a Palm Sunday concert [photos]

Published Apr. 8 2017

Farrell Eaves was taking a photography master class in Pecos, N.M., when the unthinkable happened: He bumped the tripod on...

Three UTC music groups performing within week

Published Apr. 6 2017

Three musical groups at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will wrap up this academic year with concerts over the...

Comedian Chonda Pierce brings her stand-up act to Abba's House

Published Apr. 6 2017

Coming up with fresh jokes is an ongoing challenge for any comic.

The Big Read wraps up with Tayari Jones visit

Published Apr. 6 2017

Author Tayari Jones is coming to Chattanooga for four days to help celebrate the conclusion of Chattanooga's citywide reading initiative,...

Next Southbound features author Michele Moore

Published Apr. 6 2017

The Southern Lit Alliance is hosting author Michele Moore at its next Southbound book discussion on Sunday, April 9, at...