Clay Bennett (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6588
The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press in late 2007. His work is syndicated internationally by The Washington Post Writers Group. Recipient of The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2002, Bennett has earned almost every honor his profession has to offer, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award (2001), the National Journalism Award (2002), the John Fischetti Award (2001, 2005), the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (2007), the Overseas Press Club Award (2005, 2007), and the National Headliner Award (1999, 2000, 2004). Past President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Bennett is the husband of artist Cindy Procious and father of Matt, Ben and Sarah.

2018: The Year in Editorial Cartoons

Published Dec. 30 2018

The Year in Editorial Cartoons

2017: The Year in Editorial Cartoons

Published Dec. 31 2017

The Year in Editorial Cartoons

Cartoonist Clay Bennett presents his top cartoons of 2016 [video]

Published Jan. 4 2017

Times Free Press Cartoonist Clay Bennett shows and talks about his favorite cartoons of 2016, and takes viewers through his...


2016: The Year in Editorial Cartoons

Published Jan. 1 2017

2016 Year in cartoons

2015 year in cartoons

Published Dec. 27 2015

2015 year in cartoons


Published Jan. 23 2015


2014: The Year in Cartoons

Published Dec. 28 2014

2014: The Year in Cartoons

The Moral Compass

Published Dec. 10 2014

The Moral Compass


Published Dec. 9 2014


Published Dec. 9 2014

Pennsylvania Avenue

Published Dec. 7 2014

The Chokehold

Published Dec. 6 2014


A Practical Gift

Published Dec. 5 2014

Conversation on Race

Published Dec. 2 2014

Risk Management

Published Nov. 30 2014


Published Nov. 27 2014


Published Nov. 25 2014

The Lame Duck

Published Nov. 23 2014

Out of the Shadows

Published Nov. 22 2014

Executive Action

Published Nov. 21 2014