Ansley Haman (Reporter)

Ansley Haman covers Hamilton County government. A native of Spring City, Tenn., she grew up reading the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga Free Press, which sparked her passion for journalism. Ansley's happy to be home after a decade of adventures in more than 20 countries and 40 states. She gathered stories while living, working and studying in Swansea, Wales, Cape Town, South Africa, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn. Along the way, she interned for the Scripps Howard News Service, The Wall Street Journal's Atlanta bureau, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Federal Communications Commission's Office of General Counsel and Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP. Ansley also worked as a staff writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel, where she served on a team covering Knox County government. The team won the 2008 National Headliner Grand Award for print journalism, a 2008 Associated Press Managing Editors First Amendment Award and the Edward Willis Scripps Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment. She earned undergraduate degrees in history and communications from the University of Tennessee and a law degree and certificate in communications law studies from the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law. When Ansley's not in the newsroom, she loves spending time running, hiking, swimming and playing ball with her husband and daughter. Contact Ansley Haman at or 423-757-6481.

Every day was "Showtime!" for Joe Engel

Published Apr. 12 2013

When his playing days were over, he came to Chattanooga in 1929 to manage the minor league Lookouts.

Hamilton County commission prayer challengers receiving donations

Published Sep. 6 2012

Hamilton County Commission Chairman Larry Henry and Vice Chairman Fred Skillern will be keeping their posts another year. Commissioners voted...

Larry Henry to stay chairman of Hamilton County Commission

Published Sep. 5 2012

Hamilton County Commissioners today voted to keep Larry Henry as chairman and Fred Skillern as vice chairman for another year.

Rabbi Shaul Perlstein cancels Hamilton County prayer

Published Aug. 31 2012

When Hamilton County commissioners sent letters in July inviting faith leaders to give invocations before meetings, Rabbi Shaul Perlstein responded...

Cheeky Champy's ad stirs temp tats

Published Aug. 30 2012

Champy's fans can soon have their own chicken on a bun.

Judge to Hamilton County: Prayer 'litigation is not over'

Published Aug. 30 2012

School defends coach, prayers: Walker County, Ga., school officials say no student rights violated

Chattanooga: Plaintiffs plan to appeal judge's decision not to temporarily halt prayers

Published Aug. 29 2012

Plaintiffs Tommy Coleman and Brandon Jones plan to appeal U.S. District Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice's decision not to issue...

Group sends second prayer letter to Ridgeland

Published Aug. 28 2012

In a second letter in two weeks to Walker County Schools, the Freedom From Religion Foundation cites Facebook posts and...

'We're not picking on the South,' Freedom From Religion group says

Published Aug. 26 2012

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter dated Aug. 21 to Walker County Schools Superintendent Damon Raines, challenging several...

Walker County Schools get prayer complaint

Published Aug. 23 2012

Pair suing Hamilton County support private, personal prayer effort

Published Aug. 22 2012

Two men suing the Hamilton County Commission over the Christian prayers it holds during meetings gathered Tuesday with a Christian...

Mountain hideaway

Published Aug. 19 2012

Located on Lookout Mountain just a short drive from both Fort Payne, Ala., and Chattanooga, Mentone is home to at...

UTC group calls for response to prayer letter

Published Aug. 18 2012

The Secular Student Alliance at UTC on Friday advanced the debate about public prayer on the school's campus and in...

UTC football game prayers challenged

Published Aug. 17 2012

Officials at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are considering how to respond to a request that they stop Christian...

Officials to be sworn in today; election certified

Published Aug. 17 2012

Hamilton County

Hamilton County sheriff's SRO cuts debated

Published Aug. 16 2012

No Hamilton County sheriff's school resource officers are wandering the hallways of Howard School, Washington Alternative School, East Ridge Middle...

County Commission refuses to OK school architect; Mackey calls for meeting with school board

Published Aug. 16 2012

The standoff between the Hamilton County Commission and school board over East Brainerd Elementary escalated Wednesday morning, leading one commissioner...

Hamilton County Commissioners block architect selection for new East Brainerd school

Published Aug. 15 2012

Hamilton County Commissioners voted 7-2 against a resolution that would have approved the architect selection for a new East Brainerd...

Hamilton County Commissioners to take up housing incentives

Published Aug. 15 2012

After questions arose from the Hamilton County Commission, the River City Co. has altered details of a 10-year tax incentive...

Architects for East Brainerd school need final OK

Published Aug. 14 2012

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith and County Mayor Jim Coppinger selected TWH Architects for the new East Brainerd Elementary...