Tim Omarzu


phone: 423-757-6651




Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press.
Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California.
Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan.
A native of Michigan, Omarzu graduated from the University of Michigan with bachelor's degree in English. Omarzu comes to Chattanooga from Sonoma Valley, which is in California's Wine Country, just west of Napa.
Contact Tim Omarzu at tomarzu@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6651.

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