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Bob Gary is a Kentucky native who moved to Chattanooga with his family in 1969. He's a graduate of Hixson High School and Middle Tennessee State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism and wrote sports for the student newspaper. Bob stayed in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, after graduating from MTSU and began his career doing radio play-by-play on high-school sports and Southern League baseball as well as daily sportscasting. He returned to print and Chattanooga in 1984, when he joined the sports staff of the Chattanooga Free Press. When the Free Press merged with the Chattanooga Times at the beginning of 1999, Bob shifted to news coverage. Some of his early assignments included coverage of Chattanooga City Hall and the 2002 U.S. Senate election, in which former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander defeated U.S. Rep. Bob Clement. Bob later joined the Times Free Press business-news staff, where he worked alongside John Vass, Dave Flessner and Mike Pare. Bob left the newspaper at the end of 2006 and spent 13 years as magazine editor at the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association. He returned to the Times Free Press in early 2020 as a contributor and rejoined the staff on a part-time basis in May 2022. He can be reached at bgary@timesfreepress.com and 423.718.5889.

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