Dave Flessner (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6340
E-mail: dflessner@timesfreepress.com
Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native of Lansing, Mich., joined the Times Free Press in 1999 after working for 19 years at The Chattanooga Times. He covers energy, business and special projects, including the Tennessee Valley Authority. Dave has previously covered police, county government, politics and education. A 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan, Dave also studied economics at Michigan State University's Graduate School of Business. He has won more than a dozen journalism awards for business, breaking and investigatory reporting, including first place honors for education coverage in 2007 from the Tennessee Press Association, investigative reporting in 2006 and project reporting in 2005 from the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists, deadlline reporting in 2002 from the Georgia Associated Press Association, and health care reporting in 2001 from the Tennessee Hospital Association. Contact Dave at 423-757-6340 or dflessner@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on twitter at twitter.com/chattreporter.

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Published Dec. 1 2018

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Published Dec. 1 2018

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Published Dec. 1 2018

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Published Dec. 1 2018

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Lync America added to Inc. list of 5,000 fastest growing companies this year

Published Dec. 1 2018

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Published Dec. 1 2018

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Published Nov. 29 2018

Four Chattanooga-based employers are among those recognized in a new national study as the best places to work in America.

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Published Nov. 28 2018

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Published Nov. 28 2018

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Published Nov. 27 2018

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Published Nov. 26 2018

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Published Nov. 26 2018

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Smoke at TVA nuclear plant brings fire crews, emergency classification

Published Nov. 26 2018

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Published Nov. 26 2018

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Published Nov. 25 2018

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Published Nov. 25 2018

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Published Nov. 25 2018

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Published Nov. 23 2018

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Published Nov. 23 2018

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Published Nov. 21 2018

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